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?How sweet are these little pots of rice pudding? Topped with vanilla-scented poached peaches, these delightful puddings make a special summertime breakfast or snack. Serve with crunchy nuts and a dollop of yoghurt.


Ingredients – serves 6-8

3 tbs. extra virgin olive oil from Spain + extra 3 tbs

250g medium grain rice

1L milk

2 egg yolks

50g caster sugar

Poached peaches

2 -3 peaches, halved and stone removed

2 cups water

1 cup caster sugar

1 vanilla bean, seeds scrapped

1 cinnamon stick

¼ cup toasted walnuts

¼ cup tasted almonds

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil from Spain



4 tbs. natural yoghurt



Method

1. To poach the peaches, combine water, caster sugar, vanilla bean and cinnamon in a pot and bring to the boil. Boil for 2-3 minutes or until a thin syrup forms. Now turn down to a gentle simmer and add the peaches. Cover with a piece of baking paper and cook for 5-6 minutes.



2. For the rice pudding, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil from Spain in a medium saucepan. Add the rice and stir for a few minutes until translucent. Now add the milk and cook for 15 minutes on a medium to low heat. Stir the rice regularly so it does not stick to the bottom. Whisk the sugar and eggs until pale and thick. Add to the rice and stir over the gentle heat for another 5 minutes. Allow the pudding to cool slightly before gently folding in the last 3 tablespoons of Spanish olive oil.



3. In a dry pan toast the walnuts and almonds with the cinnamon until golden brown. Remove from the heat and drizzle with the 1tbs. of Spanish olive oil.



4. To serve, spoon the rice pudding into individual bowls or glasses. Top with a small dollop of yoghurt, quartered peaches and finally garnish with the nuts.



What’s your favourite rice dish?