Spiced rice pudding by CorinneC


2 cardamom pods, crushed 1 vanilla pod, split and seeds taken out 3 cloves 1/2 cinnamon stick, cut in half 400ml coconut milk 4 tablespoons caster sugar 600ml milk 2 tablespoons double cream zest of 1 1/2 limes 225g pudding rice 2 egg yolks 2 tablespoons cream cheese


Preheat oven at 200C.

Place spices in a hob-proof baking dish and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.

Add coconut milk, sugar, milk, double cream and bring to the boil, stirring gently.

Add the zest of 1 lime.

Pour in the rice and mix.

Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, while stirring.

Mix egg yolks and cream cheese, add to the rice mixture off the heat, until well combined.

Sprinkle the remaining lime zest over the top, and bake for 15-20 minutes.