Sunday, June 20, 2010

Caramelised Cherry Rice

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Our weekend was, well, nothing special. The start to the weekend was bad - Germany lost in the World Cup to Serbia, which was quite a shocker and the weather here is equally bad, it's been raining forever now and seems that Sun is somewhere lost in those dark grey clouds. 10 Degrees in the middle of June is slightly (!) irregular.

To brighten up our mood and to bring some colour to the weekend, I decided to make this Caramelised Cherry Rice. Its a fruity take somewhere between on the very traditional Indian "kheer" and the German "Milchreis" with a few calories less. And, a good way to use leftover rice too :-)



The fruit stalls are currently overflowing with cherries and strawberries now. I love the bright colours and these are two of my very favourite fruits and I never get enough of them. A strawberry rich recipe follows soon...


Ingredients

1/3 cup - low fat milk
1 cup - boiled rice
3 tbsp - condensed milk, sweetened
1/4 tsp - cardamom powder
2 tbsp - brown sugar (to sprinkle)
sugar if required

For the Compote

1 cup - cherries, pitted 
1 tbsp - vanilla sugar (more or less)

Method

For the Compote
  1. Place the cherries and the vanilla sugar in a pan and cook on a medium heat, stirring continously until the cherry softens. Let it cool.



For the rice
  1. Place the rice, milk, condensed milk and cardamom powder in a pan and cook until the milk evaporates. Let it cool.
  2. Add the cherries in a serving bowl/remekins/glass, add the rice and let it chill in the refrigerator for an hour.
  3. Sprinkle the brown sugar on the top of the rice and spread evenly.
  4. Using a torch, melt the sugar and form a crispy top and serve.
  5. If you dont have a torch then place the ramekins in a preheated oven until the sugar  melts. 

Serves 2

Sending this to Sizzling Summer contest.


Enjoy!

Looking forward to the exciting game on wednesday (Germany vs Ghana) and keeping my fingers crossed :-)
Aufwiedersehen


73 comments:

  1. I like the new, simpler look of the blog. This rice dish is special!

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  2. Wow! looks really good, love your new look of the blog.

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  3. Rachana, cherry rice! wow... it looks so delicious... would love to try some day.

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  4. loved the new look of your blog, very beautiful rachana & cherry rice is a unique one, love the layers there..

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  5. Very bright look, the compote looks so beautiful together with the rice they become a unique dish...

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  6. Nice bright look...I mean your blog..:p, cheery rice looks yumy..same here no sun, no goals for England:( if you see sun there please send him here..:))

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  7. New template looks super great...Cherry rice looks elegant and incredibly tempting..

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  8. The sun is all here. it's boiling here in Delhi at 48 degrees. Please send some rain this side.

    The last pick especially looks yum and delicious.

    The new template is nice. Have a great week ahead. :)

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  9. what a wonderful and unique recipe, Rachana!

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  10. LOve your fresh new look!
    The caramelised rice looks so inviting!

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  11. Loved the new looks of ur space and nice rice using cherry.. interesting and looks delicious.

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  12. Oh Yum! the caramelised rice looks so delicious!! I like the containers you have used as well.

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  13. Hey, you gave your blog a new face-lift. I did last week too. Lovely cherry rice. With Cherry being a summer bounty, there are gazillion fabulous ways to use them in a recipe..like urs for instance. Cherry rice, who would have though but you!

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  14. Thank you for sharing, lovely pictures and a delicious recipe!

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  15. Such pretty pictures! It's been a marathon of match viewing at my place with the world cup on... The caramelized gorgeous top on the rice jars looks so tantalizing!

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  16. oh my gosh..simply delicious...beautiful presentation...

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  17. caramelised cherry rice looks really good.

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  18. lovely pictures and a delicious recipe! thanks for sharing....

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  19. What a unique dessert with cherries and rice! love the idea and will make it right away! I have so many cherries!

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  20. i have never heard of this before....how unique!
    and the presentation of it is original and awesome!

    well done...i'll have to try this sometime!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  21. This is so new to me! the recipe and the way you served it. Bookmarked!

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  22. this is a unusual twist to "kheer" and looks delicious!! Can I move in with you?? will do the dishes:-)

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  23. very nice recipe Rachna...good way to use leftover rice

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  24. Nice way of using leftover rice :)

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  25. Novel Idea, sounds delicious!!!

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  26. Wonderful New Look !

    This one is quite new to me .... innovative dish !

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  27. Sounds interesting dear...
    Looks delicious:-)
    Thx. for sharing...

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  28. hey the clicks look awesome..great new recipe..love the look of your site..

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  29. Loved your new look dear but still miss that beautiful cookie picture :-(
    Novel idea of using left over rice. Perfect for the event

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  30. delisious Rachana....new idea...

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  31. What a lovely dish!!! great idea of using the rice...

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  32. stumbled across your blog...and wow!! the pics were so impressive..
    :)
    great work!

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  33. Wow a unique rice with cherries..pretty colorful layers, looks fantastic.

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  34. The pics look amazing, lovely layers and delicious too

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  35. We have been eating lot of cherries,this is a super yum recipe :D

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  36. wow this looks absolutely amazing. love the different layers with gorgeous colours.

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  37. Love the new look of your blog..
    I love kheer and this version looks really tempting!

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  38. Reminds me of rice pudding...looks delicious with the cherries! You are a very good photographer....need some tips from you :-)

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  39. Interesting. Is this your own recipe? Looks yum.

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  40. Oh it's so délicious! =)
    Your pictures are amazing!
    XoXo Clém'

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  41. something new n tasty too. loved the colour of it n beautiful pictures

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  42. yummi ! looks very good! beautiful pictures!

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  43. What a glorious recipe for high fruit season. This looks delicious and I'm sure it tastes every bit as good as it looks. I'm sorry your team was unsuccessful. Next year :-). I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  44. If this is not one creative recipe i don't know what is!! of all the things i have dreamt of making with cherry pairing it with rice is not one of them!!!

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  45. Hey wow thats a yummy one...really mouth watering dish and very new to me...too good da...and the new template of ur blog is really too good and liked it a lot...

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  46. wow Rachana great great recipe and will try soon :))

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  47. Hey what an imagination..I cant ever thinkto cook something loke this..Lovely job with cherries and rice

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  48. nice template u have chosen. the caramalised rice thats sounds interesting and looks so delicious.. nice pics rachana

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  49. Looks tempting and sounds yummy... Nice pic

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  50. Simple n yummy...
    Nice pic...
    template is quite simple n good...

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  51. This recipe is wonderful. I have to do it because I love "arroz con leche". Good look for tomorrow!

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  52. Hi rachana, am doing fine now and thanks so much for your concern, it made me feel even more better now...have a lovely day and take care

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  53. gr8 combo... nice n diff... i liked d pic n especially jar. nice way of presentation... very very innovative...

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  54. cette recette est sublime rien qu'on voyant les photos j'ai l'eau à la bouche
    j'adore ce mélange de saveurs
    bonne journée

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  55. I love this rice recipe! Rice desserts are some of my favorites...I guess I just really like the texture. But this is incredible with the cherries, which I have been gobbling up lately! Beautiful picture.

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  56. Such a delectable and unique cherry dessert, looks fabulous !

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  57. first time here, must say you have a great space here..beautiful pictures..Cherry rice sounds so inviting!

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  58. Looks delicious..pics are so beautiful..

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  59. What a wonderful treat! I would love all the flavors, cardamom, the condensed milk, caramelized brown sugar. Yummy!

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  60. wonderful recipe...luv the pics as well as ur food

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  61. Loved your blog and the very beautiful presentations. Do drop by my blog when you have time :)

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  62. very simple n nice recipe. really liked ur presentation. d pic is awesome n so is d new layout.

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  63. Delicious dish and so so beautiful clicks :) I love your photography too much :)

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  64. Oh, the anticipation - and the relief! They played well against Ghana, didn't they? Sunday against England - I'll make sure not to leave the house until Monday (and eat your lovely Milchreis, yum!) xoxo

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  65. Marvelous sweet! Cardamom and cherry - wow! And your fresh cherry photo is exceptionally lovely, Rachana.

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  66. Wonderful and unique recipe. Cherry rice looks delicious, spicy and mouth watering.

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  67. Awesome clicks...looks so yummy!!!!

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  68. Olá, Rachana!
    Que receita maravilhosa! Adorei! Simples e requintada!
    Gostei muito da "roupa nova" do blog, :o)!
    Beijos!

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  69. One more yummy recipe! Pictures are beautiful and I like your new logo!

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  70. Great blog and rice make over!
    Mimi

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