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.

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

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

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