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Warming Rice & Cream

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup short grain rice
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup or agave
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 passion fruit (optional)
  • 1 persimmon or other fruit of choice


  • Start by washing the rice. Add the rice to a cooking pot. Add water and move it around using your hands. Strain the water. Repeat this process three times.
  • Now add 1 ½ cup water to the rice and bring the pot to a boil. Once boiling immediately reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes so the rice gets to absorb all of the water. Turn of the heat and let it cool a bit with the lid covering the pot.
  • In a bowl mix the maple syrup with the spices and vanilla. Remove the rice from the pot and transfer it to the bowl with spices, mix it well and let is cool completely or serve a bit warm.
  • To roast the hazelnuts simple remove as much skin as possible. Cut the hazelnuts in half. Add them to a pan and roast them over medium to low heat until they turn golden brown and fragrant. Let them cool before using.
  • Optionally add some natural food colouring such as turmeric or black goji powder which is what I used to turn it purple. Serve with coconut ice cream, fruit and roasted hazelnuts, enjoy!