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Darjeeling rice pudding

Serves 6


  1. 450ml whole milk
  2. 1 1/2 tbsp Fairtrade Darjeeling tea leaves
  3. 1 tsp unsalted butter
  4. 400 ml water
  5. 100g Fairtrade basmati rice
  6. 1/2tsp sea salt
  7. 2 free range eggs, beaten
  8. 110g Fairtrade granulated sugar
  9. 1tsp organic Fairtrade vanilla extract
  10. 50g Fairtrade raisins
  11. 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.

2 thoughts on “Darjeeling rice pudding

  1. 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.

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