I Hate You Rice Pudding with Cherry Syrup
June 29th, 2010|Filed Under Dessert, Recipes

Rice Pudding 600x450 I Hate You Rice Pudding with Cherry SyrupAccording to the dictionary forgiving is to cease to feel resentment against an offender. To the rest of us it means letting someone think you’re not mad at him or her and then torturing them until you can’t take it anymore. Finally you curse them out and feel much better. That’s what I usually do, and I know it’s not the best thing, but I do love getting even.

I was once sitting in the park and this little old lady came and sat down next to me. She was a bit pudgy and reeked of Oil of Olay and reminded me a lot of Yoda. We struck up a conversation and I figured since I would probably never see her again I would tell her why I was sad. Yoda, was probably wondering why she even asked. I had diarrhea of the mouth and went on and on about people that I have no contact with, but they insist on being part of your life by constantly talking about me. I told Yoda that I do ignore it, but when it’s constant it’s hard to tune out.

She grabbed my hand and told me you can only forgive someone when you can truly give up the right to judge what has happened and what is happening. I asked her how do you know when you’ve really given up the right to judge? She said, “When no emotion comes up when you think about what did happen. Completion!” I do agree with Yoda, but I’m still pissed. So I guess I’m not “completed.”

The reason why I call this “I Hate You Rice Pudding” is pretty evil. I want to move on and forgive someone for creating lies about me, but I also want to torture them a bit. In the movie in my head, I would invite this person over, smile, laugh and make them the best dinner ever. I’d finish the meal with the biggest bowl of rice pudding. It’s so decadent, creamy, and beautiful, but like my gossiping friend, it’s very deceiving.  My friend would think I made this with love, but I actually substituted the love with revenge. I made sure that I used heavy cream, extra sugar and mascarpone cream cheese. As they get fatter, I’ll get happier and become complete. Thanks Yoda!

So, if I ever make this for you my slanderous friend, I want you to enjoy every single bite.

Rice Pudding

1 Cup Basmati Rice

2 Cups Water

2 Cups Heavy Cream

3 Cups Milk

1/4 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons Sugar

1 Vanilla Bean (split in half and seeded)

Pinch of salt

4oz Mascarpone Cream Cheese

Add the rice and water to a pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for 15 minutes until the rice is ready. Once the rice is cooked add all the other ingredients except the mascarpone cream cheese. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to a medium low and stir every few minutes. Cook uncovered for 30 minutes, until most of the liquid has evaporated and the rice pudding is creamy. At the last minute fold in the mascarpone cream cheese. Add to your serving dish and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Cherry Syrup

1 Pound Fresh Cherries

1 Cup Sugar

1 Cup Water

Zest of 1 Lemon

Pinch of Salt

Use your fingers rip the cherries in half and take the pit out. Add all the ingredients to a pot, bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low and cook for 35-40 minutes.

Serves 8 – 10

4 Responses to “I Hate You Rice Pudding with Cherry Syrup”

  1. Vjollca says:

    I’m going to make this! But with garlic and vegeta, for a more savory dish.

  2. violent says:

    Stop talking about me in your articles, colleague. :P

  3. Gabriela says:

    Marscapone cheese in rice pudding- surprisingly brilliant! Killing the enemy with calories I see.

  4. janny226 says:

    Mmm, that sounds awesome … but only for a mouthful. So, what do you make for your friends??? (I’m wondering which side I want to be on….)

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