Creamy Sweet Rice Pudding

Mmmm… a yummy comfort food with flavors of real vanilla bean, cinnamon stick, orange, fresh nutmeg and cranberries.  This is made in a pressure cooker.

1 cup white basmati rice
2 1/4 cups water
1/2 tsp. orange oil (optional)
1 (2 inch) piece of orange pee
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 whole vanilla bean (optional)
3/4 cup half and half
3 large egg yokes
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 tsp. vanilla

DIRECTIONS:
In a waffle bottom pressure cooker, add rice, water, orange oil, orange peel, cinnamon stick, salt, nutmeg and vanilla bean. Bring mixture to a boil, secure lid. Bring to the second red ring of pressure cooker and maintain pressure for 3-5 minutes. Drop pressure under cold water around the outer rim only. Remove lid.

In a medium bowl, mix together half & half with egg yolks. Add butter, honey, sugar and egg mixture to the rice in pressure cooker.  Stir gently. Remove cinnamon stick, orange peel and vanilla bean.

Continue to cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes (cooking the eggs) until mixture comes to a simmer; stir constantly. Stir in cranberries and vanilla. Spoon pudding into individual dishes and enjoy!

*Note: you can try something new by adding almond extract, maple extract, etc.

Source:  Shar Lomax

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