Sunday, April 22, 2012

Jamie Oliver's Rice Pudding with Strawberry Jam and Meringue Crunch

I've been trying to recreate the recipes from Jamie Oliver's book Jamie at Home, which is really a fun read with good recipes to boot. The book is full of recipes that focus around his vegetable garden, so the vegetables really shine. You get a good feeling for what they can bring to the table. He also gives gardening advice and it's actually a very thorough addition to this cook book. Because of this inspiration we have started our own backyard garden, with many different organic variety vegetables. We'll see how we do by this summer, and I'm hoping for the best.

For this recipe, I wanted to try it because I love the mellowness of the rice pudding, and the ease of his strawberry jam. I ate it for dessert the first night, but every morning after that ate it for breakfast (sans the meringue bits) until we finished it off. I love it for that reason, that it's definitely not too sweet to eat early in your day.

Rice Pudding with Strawberry Jam and Meringue Crunch
Serves: 8 Time: 45 min
Adapted from Jamie Oliver 

Rice Pudding:
5 cups organic whole milk
7 oz medium grain white rice
2 tbsp vanilla sugar

Quick Strawberry Jam:
2 lbs strawberries, rinsed and hulled
1/2 cup sugar

2 oz store bought meringues, crumbled

How To:
Make the Rice Pudding: 
In a deep saucepan, add milk, rice, and vanilla sugar. Stir to combine, and set heat to medium. Bring mixture to a simmer, and cover with a lid. Stir occasionally. Cook for half an hour or until it is creamy and thick. Turn off heat, set aside.

Make the Jam:
In a stainless steel pan, add strawberries. Break up strawberries with your hands until it resembles jam. Turn heat to medium, and bring to a simmer. Add sugar. Stir occasionally and cook for 30 minutes, or until bubbly and slightly thickened. Turn off heat, set aside.

Scoop rice pudding into a dish, layer with strawberry jam, and finish with meringue bits. Serve either hot or cold, tastes amazing either way.


  1. I also love Jamie Oliver's Jamie At Home - just yesterday I made this pudding and it was superb..
    It's the book I take out every spring to plan my garden and every summer I cook by it - haven't been disappointed yet :)

    1. That is an awesome idea! I should really do that next year when planning my garden.


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