Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
- 1-3/4 cups water
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 cup uncooked rice
- 4 cups milk
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Rind of 1/2 lemon, finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a saucepan, heat the water and lemon juice to boiling. Remove from the heat and drop in the dried cherries. Let them sit for 3 minutes to absorb the liquid and plump up.
Combine the rice, milk, sugar, and salt. Bake in the prepared baking dish for 1 hour, stirring often so the rice doesn't settle to the bottom. Stir in the lemon rind, cinnamon, and cherries.
Return the dish to the oven and bake 1-1/2 hours more, or until the milk has been absorbed.
Yield: 6 servings
Recipe Source: The Hole In The Wall Gang Cookbook by Paul Newman and A.E. Hotchner (Fireside)
Reprinted with permission.