Village rice pudding with cinnamon and aniseed
- 300g ground rice (or pudding rice if not able to obtain ground rice)
- 350g granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground anise seed
- 1 tablespoon unsalted pistachios (finely ground)
How to make
Pour 1.2 litres/2pints of water into a heavy-based pan and bring to the boil.
Reduce the heat and beat in the ground rice (or pudding rice), sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon and 2 teaspoons ground anise seed stirring all the time to make sure the mixture is well blended and smooth.
Simmer gently for about 15 minutes (longer maybe needed if using pudding rice) until the mixture is very thick.
Tip the mixture into individual serving bowls and leave to cool and set. Sprinkle the ground pistachios over the top of each rice pudding when ready to serve.