The newest addition to our testosterone entourage, my cousin, who has just had some major surgery, needs to gain weight – my specialty!! He has quite a taste for sweets now, so this was the first thing I made for him, when I got home. It is loaded with healthy calories, but there are easy ways to slim it down. I’ll probably make Carrot Cake this week, also.
1 cup uncooked white rice (medium grain makes it creamier)
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups coconut milk, divided
2 eggs beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 TBSP coconut oil (optional)
1 TBSP butter (optional)
2 TBSP almond or peanut butter (optional)
In a medium saucepan, combine first 4 ingredients, and bring to a boil. Stir in rice, reduce to simmer, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.
In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup coconut milk with sugar. Heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves.
In a small bowl, combine 1 cup coconut milk, eggs, and vanilla. Set aside.
After rice cooks for 20 minutes, stir in coconut milk / sugar combo. Cook another 20 minutes, uncovered, stirring frequently. Add milk or coconut milk as needed to create as creamy a consistency as you like.
Stir in egg and coconut milk combination, coconut oil, butter, and almond butter. Cook for a couple more minutes, until everything combines and is creamy. Remove ginger and cinnamon.
Serve warm or chilled, with jam, whipped cream, a drizzle of liqueur, a drizzle of chocolate.............
Variations: use almond milk or rice milk, raisins, nuts, or whatever else sounds good to you!