My Comfort Food – Fabulous Coffee Rice Pudding

Today I decided to share with you my favorite comfort food which I tend to make after a long and physically and mentally exhausting work week. Right before sitting down to post my Friday blog post I take half an hour to make this delicious treat. I actually had it for dinner today!

In Croatia and surrounding countries just as in Turkey rice pudding is done a bit differently then in US and it’s called ‘Sutlijaš’.

I always use the opportunity to mix my favorite flavors into rice pudding so here is my way of making it.

INGREDIENTS:
600 ml milk
70g white or brown sugar
2 tea spoons full of vanilla scented sugar
120g white round grain rice
1 tea spoon full of instant coffee
1 tea spoon of cinnamon powder
1 tea spoon of grated lemon peel

Optional toppings (either/or):
5 tea spoons of shredded coconut
Fresh mint leaves
hand full of shaved almonds
1/2 of sliced banana
handful of dry figs
strawberry jam
assorted berries
sunflower seeds

PREPARATION:
Boil milk mixes with sugar and vanilla scented sugar carefully (don’t leave it so it doesn’t boil over).
Add rice and cook for 20-25 minutes on low temperature (I use 5 setting, so mid strength on my electrical stove) steer occasionally. 2-3 minutes before your cooking timer rings add: cinnamon, coffee and lemon peel, mix well. Turn off the stove and let it cool for 10 minutes before serving. My favorite topping are fresh mint leaves as I love mint mocha. Sometimes I even add a bit of coco or tiny pieces of dark chocolate.

If you haven’t tried it already I encourage you to because it’s super simple, effortless but delicious!

Happy Friday Fabulousness!

Katarina Štimac, fashion blog – LaKatWalk