Rice Pudding, Strawberries and Spiced Hibiscus Syrup

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This past weekend won’t go down as one of the best in the From Scratch household. My daughter’s last day of school was on Thursday. Thursday afternoon her nose started getting stuffy and she was sick all weekend. Not a fun way to start summer vacation! She is finally starting to feel better, but is still not completely back to herself. On top of that, my husband was out of town for a funeral.

Before I even knew my daughter would be sick, I had planned a little treat for us while Dad was out of town: Rice Pudding with Strawberries and Spiced Hibiscus Syrup.

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First let’s talk about the Spiced Hibiscus Syrup. It’s a simple syrup made interesting with the addition of vanilla bean, black peppercorns, cardamom, and dried hibiscus. I used hibiscus tea bags, as suggested in the recipe header. It has a unique, delicious flavor!

The rice pudding is a basic, yet very good, vanilla rice pudding. It is made with vanilla bean and Arborio rice. While it was delicious garnished with the strawberries and hibiscus syrup, it is also great on it’s own.

Making this treat was a nice way to brighten an otherwise less-than-stellar weekend.

This post participates in Tuesday with Dorie. You can find the recipe for Rice Pudding, Strawberries and Spiced Hibiscus Syrup on page 380 of Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking Chez Moi.

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9 responses to “Rice Pudding, Strawberries and Spiced Hibiscus Syrup

  1. Nicole @ The 2nd 35 Years

    Hey! I recognize those glasses! Are yours from Crate and Barrel?! Hope everything gets back to normal for you. Nice job with your rice pudding!

  2. This syrup is pretty good, we had it with vanilla ice cream and also put it in sparkling water. Your rice pudding looks great.

  3. Your rice pudding looks lovely. I am keen to make this now. Hope your daughter is feeling better now.

  4. I love rice pudding and we just went strawberry picking this morning. Maybe I’ll try this one out. It looks delicious!

  5. This pudding would indeed be a perfect treat for a rough week! Looks yummy!

  6. I bet this pudding cheered your daughter up! It’s no fun getting sick right when summer holidays begin.

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