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Home » Desserts and Puddings, Fairtrade, Gluten Free, Recipes

Darjeeling rice pudding

Submitted by on March 3, 2011 – 2:57 pm2 Comments


Serves 6
450ml whole milk
1½tbsp Fairtrade Darjeeling tea leaves
1 tsp unsalted butter
400 ml water
100g Fairtrade basmati rice
½tsp sea salt
2 free range eggs, beaten
110g Fairtrade granulated sugar
1tsp organic Fairtrade vanilla extract
50g Fairtrade raisins
optional garnish- organic cinnamon sugar


1. Heat the milk until the bubbles form at the edge of the pan. Remove from the heat and stir in the Darjeeling tea leaves and leave to brew for about 1 hour and strain.
2. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Butter a medium sized baking dish.
3. Combine the water and the rice in a small saucepan, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the pan and cook for around 10 minutes until the water has been absorbed. Leave covered for 5 minutes, then fluff up the grains to separate them.
4. Stir in the tea-infused milk and salt into the rice and cook until the mixture starts to thicken – this should take 5 minutes.
5. Whisk together the eggs, sugar and vanilla essence in a bowl. Slowly stir into the rice pudding mix, then add the golden raisins, mixing in thoroughly.
6. Transfer the rice pudding mix into the prepared dish and heat in oven until the pudding is firm. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with organic cinnamon sugar, if using.

This recipe comes to us courtesy of Steenbergs, and uses their vanilla extract, which is both organic and Fairtrade. If you’d like more recipe ideas have a look at the recipes on the Steenbergs website

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  • Clare gill says:

    Sounds lovely! I think jasmine or earl grey would also be delicious. I cook normal rice with a cup of jasmine tea replacing a cup of water & it is so fragrant.

  • Amy Beeton says:

    Mmm Claire, that does sound lovely! What a good idea! I’ll definitely give that a go.

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