I was getting myself into trouble in Hawaii by eating sticky brown rice wrapped in banana leaves. It was absolutely yummy and just slightly sweet but obviously carb overload for someone trying to keep candida under control. If I ever get this candida under control, I want to learn how to make sticky brown rice. Of course, I would never eat it with wreckless abandon as I did on my trip.
I did try something pretty close to that yummy treat---Brown Basmati Rice Pudding. But this time I ate one serving and froze the rest since I couldn't find anyone else to eat the extra.
Brown Basmati Rice Pudding
(makes 4 generous servings)
1 cup brown basmati rice
2 cups water
1 cup unsweetened hemp milk (or soy or rice milk)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 inch gingerroot, peeled and minced
6 cardamon pods, crushed or 1 tsp. ground cardamon
one cinnamon stick or 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 T. SweetLeaf Powdered Stevia
1 can light coconut milk or other alternative beverage if coconut is an issue
Rinse and place the rice in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add the water, milk, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cardamon. Bring the rice to a boil; reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 45 minutes.
Stir in the sweetener and coconut milk and continue to simmer the rice without a lid over low heat. Cook until the liquid evaporates and the rice pudding thickens. This takes about 30 minutes or more. Remove the whole spices if used. I left in the ginger. Serve hot or warm with blueberries on top. The blueberries add some extra natural sweetness.