Danish Christmas Rice Pudding With Almonds and Warm Cherry Sauce Recipe

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Danish Christmas Rice Pudding With Almonds and Warm Cherry Sauce
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  1. Split half of the vanilla pod length ways, scrape out the seeds.
  2. Place the milk and vanilla in a heavy-bottomed pan. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat. Add the rice gradually, stirring constantly.
  4. Increase the heat and bring to a boil again.
  5. When the milk boils, reduce the heat, cover and simmer on a very low heat for about 1 hour or until the rice is cooked. Stir from time to time, making sure that the rice doesn’t stick too much to the bottom.
  6. Leave to cool completely.
  7. Whip the cream together with sugar. Fold the whipped cream and almonds into the rice. You can add more sugar or more almonds if you wish. Serve with warm cherry sauce.
  8. Now make the cherry sauce. Place the cherries in a medium saucepan. Add sugar and 1 1/2 cups water. Add the vanilla pod. Simmer until the cherries are tender.
  9. Combine the potato starch with 2 tablespoons cold water.
  10. Bring the cherries to a boil. Remove the vanilla pod from the pot. Reduce the heat, and , stirring constantly, slowly pour the water with the starch. Simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  11. Stir in the lemon juice and serve warm over the rice pudding. Garnish with a fresh mint leaf, if desired.
  12. * I used frozen sour cherries in this recipe, but regular sweet cherries should work as well.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 623.77 Kcal (2612 kJ)
Calories from fat 325.77 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36.2g 56%
Cholesterol 45.5mg 15%
Sodium 129.66mg 5%
Potassium 791.66mg 17%
Total Carbs 62.2g 21%
Sugars 45.4g 182%
Dietary Fiber 5.49g 22%
Protein 18.26g 37%
Vitamin C 1.5mg 3%
Iron 1.7mg 10%
Calcium 460.2mg 46%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 123.37 Kcal (517 kJ)
Calories from fat 64.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.16g 56%
Cholesterol 9mg 15%
Sodium 25.65mg 5%
Potassium 156.58mg 17%
Total Carbs 12.3g 21%
Sugars 8.98g 182%
Dietary Fiber 1.09g 22%
Protein 3.61g 37%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 3%
Iron 0.3mg 10%
Calcium 91mg 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 14.7
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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