Peach Rice Pudding... seriously people, baby food doesn't get much better then this!
Rich and creamy rice pudding mixed with ripe sweet peaches, a dash of vanilla and big ol' sprinkle of cinnamon. A pudding that we will pretend is made for baby, but really it is made to be enjoyed by US!
A two-for-one puree special!
I drizzled some honey on mine and called it lunch. Oohhh yyyeeaaaaaa... that's how I roll.
I feel like this would be great for any meal - breakfast, lunch, dinner and especially great for dessert! Then again, I have some serious love for peaches.
Can we all take a minute to grieve my glorious peach tree for a second.
It's the only tree in my tiny urban backyard, the one that gave my momma friends and I hundreds of peaches last year, it isn't looking too good right now. Usually huge and full of shiny green leaves this time of year, it is now sporting what looks like a tree comb-over with maybe 2 of it's limbs scantly dressed with leaves.
The rest of it's bare limbs mock my heart every time I see it. <-------not being dramatic at all!
I thought the sunny weeks in late June would make up for the yo-yo weather we had in May and June - the late snowstorms, deep freezes, 90 degrees days followed by heavy hailstorms. Looks like even the most gorgeous days aren't going to help my poor tree this year.
Despite my best intentions, I tend to kill almost every herb and vegetable plant in my yard (not sure why basil requires watering everyday), and I was really banking on my peach tree to put me into that cool urban-gardener club that I so long to be in. You know the club where in order to join you have to have beehives, goats and cool looking vegetable plots. You wear white skinny jeans, white chucks and a fancy leather apron to your neighborhood vegetable swap-meets after a day gardening, all while drinking your hand ground pour over coffee.
I want to be this so bad.
It's my dream, but somehow, come spring, I am never prepared enough to make this happen. Nor can I pull of white skinny jeans with white chucks now that I have two little ones.
Can I just sit on my patio and watch someone else do all this work while sipping my keurigg coffee? I'll take the lazy urban gardener badge, thankyouverymuch!
The silver lining is that while I have failed to produce any peaches this year, other more advanced gardeners haven't. Peaches are in the grocery stores and brimming with happiness! I bought a flat of organic peaches last week from costco and I didn't even wait to get home before I joyfully sunk my teeth into a juicy peach and ate it on my car ride home. Of course, I had to give chunks of it to my girls in the back seat and will probably forever have peach juice on my seats, but it was so worth it!
Using my new amazinkitchen appliance - the Babycook, I am able to make this in no time at all - less then 25 minutes if you want to count. I simply peel and pit my peaches, being careful not to eat too many slices. Load up one side with the peaches and cinnamon and the other with white rice and walk away so the Babycook can do it's magic.
When you hear the ding, it's time to start your magic.
Puree the peaches, chunky or smooth, however you and baby enjoy it. Next, it's all about making your pudding - pulsing the rice with vanilla and coconut milk until you have a thick rich pudding. I gently stirred in half of my peach puree and then topped each serving with some additional peach puree, but you can go ahead and make it easier on yourself and just mix it all up.
Honey on yours.
Plain for baby.
Spoon for you.
Spoon for baby.
Smile on you.
Smile on baby.
Let peach season officially begin!!!:)
Peach Rice Pudding with Vanilla + Cinnamon
4 ripe peaches
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup + 3 tbsp white basmati rice
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp water
3/4 cup canned coconut milk
Instructions using Beaba's Babycook Pro
1. Peel and pit the peaches.
2. Fill one basket with the peaches and cinnamon. Using the measuring bowl, fill the correlating heating tank to a level 2 with water.
3. Fill the grain insert with rice and water. Using the measuring bowl, fill the correlating heating tank to a level 3 with water.
4. Lock both bowls in place and turn the Babycook on.
5. Run steam cycle for both baskets.
6. Discard cooking juices and transfer the contents of the peach basket into the blender and pulse in 3 second bursts until you reach your desired consistency.
7. Discard cooking juices and transfer the rice along with the vanilla and 1/2 cup coconut milk into the blender and pulse in 3 second bursts until you reach your desired consistency, adding more coconut milk if needed.
8. Combine peach puree and rice mixture and serve.
Instructions for Regular Cook Method
1. Peel and pit the peaches.
2. In a medium saucepan, cook the peaches and cinnamon over medium heat for 10 minutes or until tender.
3. Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions.
4. Transfer the peaches to a blender or food processor and puree in short bursts until you reach your desired consistency. Spoon into a medium bowl and set aside.
5. Transfer the rice, vanilla and 1/2 cup coconut milk into a blender or food processor and puree in short bursts until you reach your desired consistency, adding more coconut milk if needed.
6. Combine peach puree and rice mixture and serve.
Yield - 20 ounces
Storage - 3 days in fridge or 3 months in freezer
Disclaimer - Beaba sent me the babycook pro 2x and grain insert to try out for free. I did not receive any monetization for this posts. All thoughts and opinions about this product are my own.