A few weeks back I was contacted by Ricardo to see if I was interested in trying one of his recipes and writing about it on this blog. I love Ricardo’s food magazine for it’s great recipes and beautiful photography and jumped at the opportunity to work on this. Going through all the great options, I discovered the slow-cooker recipes. I’m a fan of using the slow-cooker to help me get a meal on the table on busy days. This time though, I decided on something sweet and comforting and chose the slow-cooked rice pudding. Dessert in a slow-cooker? Perfect!
The rice pudding comes together really easily and has a subtle vanilla flavour with wonderful milky/cream aroma. It’s great to have something cook away while you’re doing other things. When warm the pudding is very creamy, after it cools off it firms up a bit and once cold it’s the firmest. I like it in all it’s variants.
To complement the pudding I served it with gingery honey poached pears, which made this the perfect dessert – a little fancy with the pear, but nice fall flavours and the punch of ginger complemented the creamy pudding beautifully.
You can find the slow-cooked rice pudding recipe on Ricardo’s and the pears below.