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Friday, April 20, 2012

Orange rice cake.



Nutritious and filling, this rice cake is perfect as a teatime snack for children, or even for breakfast!

Ingredients

1.7 litre/3 pints milk
1 vanilla pod
½ lemon, zest only, in large pieces
200g/7oz sugar
300g/10½oz arborio rice
5 large free-range eggs, separated
50ml/2fl oz orange liqueur
40g/1½oz raisins
1 orange, zest only, grated, plus extra for serving
Preparation method

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease and line a 24cm/10in loose-bottomed cake tin with greaseproof paper.
2. Place the milk, vanilla pod, lemon zest and sugar in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Add the rice and simmer on a medium to low heat for about 20–25 minutes, until the rice is al dente and has absorbed the milk but still has a creamy consistency.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Remove vanilla pod and lemon zest.
3. In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and liqueur until creamy. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form when the whisk is
removed.
4. Add the egg yolk mixture to the cooled rice, then fold in the stiffened egg whites, followed by the raisins and orange zest. Pour in the
prepared tin and bake in the oven for one hour. Serve warm or cold, sprinkled with a little extra orange zest to finish.

preparation time -less than 30 mins

cooking time - 30 mins to 1 hour
Serves 8-10

By Antonio Carluccio and
Gennaro Contaldo
From Two Greedy Italians

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