Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross
To see a fine lady upon a white horse
With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes
She shall have music wherever she goes…
These were the rings I made as gifts for all my female friends and family for Christmas. I made them with wire and beads. What do you think? Would you wear one? Maybe I could giveaway one….hmmm….
Anyways, here is a recipe I have been keeping in my photos folder for a long time.
Baked Coconut Forbidden Rice Pudding
~This rice pudding is dairy-free, gluten-free, and, of course, sugar-free!
- 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup cooked forbidden rice (also known as black rice)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
- optional: 1/2 cup chopped dates or raisins
- optional: 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350*. First, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla. Then, mix in the rice, coconut, and dried fruit and nutmeg (if using). Pour mix in a 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Put this dish into a 2 qt baking dish, and pour hot water in the 2 quart dish. Bake for 30 minutes, or until knife comes out clean. Serve warm or chilled.
- Coconut-Coconut is widely misunderstood because of it’s high fat content; however, coconut’s saturated fat is made up of medium-chain fatty acids. These medium-chains are easy to absorb and digest, and are converted quickly into energy. This means that the body has no opportunity to store the medium-chain as fat. Coconut is also a great source of dietary fiber with a whopping 5 grams per oz.!
- Forbidden Rice-Forbidden rice is a black rice that turns slightly purple when cooked. This gives the short-grain rice a rich, nutty flavor. It has 5x more flavonoids than regular white rice, and is a great source of anthocyanin antioxidants. It is an anti-aging agent, and has 10g protein and 4g fiber per 1/2 cup.
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
When you were a child, what was your favorite comfort dessert your parents or guardians made you?
My favorite comfort dessert was always a stovetop pudding. I loved it when my mom surprised me with a homemade chocolate pudding, rice pudding, or tapioca. I loved skimming the film of the top of the pot, and curling up under a blanket while I watched my favorite cartoons. The perfect comfort food for winter, and when I was feeling under the weather.