Rice pudding is one of the more typical Dutch desserts you can find here. Classically it’s sweetened with just sugar, but ti’s not uncommon to use fruit or raisins to sweeten it up. For this recipe, I decided to use rice pudding combined with the flavour of orange using orange curd which is probably one of the most addicting curds I know. A jar never lasts 24 hours in my household. And using the juice of fresh mandarines you’ve got a delicious firm waffle with soft rice pudding on the inside. Happy Waffle Wednesday.
Rice Pudding Waffles with Orange Curd
100g dessert rice
500ml almond milk (ratio of the instructions on my package, use 100g rice as a guideline)
Juice of 2 mandarines
120g self-raising flour
2 tbsp. orange curd
1 tbsp. caster sugar
zest of two mandarines
pinch of salt
Heat up a pan with the rice, juice and almond milk on a stove on high heat until it boils. When it boils simmer the heat down to low and let this cook for about 12 minutes while occasionally stirring. Instructions might depend on the brand of dessert rice you buy, so consider using those instructions for the best results.
When the rice is done transfer to a bowl and stir it through to help cool it down a little. Add in the flour, orange curd, caster sugar and zest of the mandarines. Combine till you get a firm batter. Add the egg as a final step with a pinch of salt and combine again till the batter has formed.
Heat up your waffle iron and bake a generous tablespoon of batter for one waffle. Continue baking until done. Serve the waffles with extra orange curd and candied slices of mandarin. Enjoy!