What is Rice Dainty? I made this dessert (if that is, in fact, what it is), ate a bunch of it, and still can’t quite give you a good answer. It is whatever you want it to be. It is rice Pudding-esque, and therefore it can be considered a not-too-sweet dessert. Or because of the fruit, you might want to think of it as a breakfast accompaniment. Or maybe you just want to eat it as a perfect snack. All I know is that my youngest couldn’t stop eating it (or wearing it). And I love any excuse to make Granny’s whipped cream.
I admit that this house was divided. There were 7 of us when I made this and 4 of us loved it. The other 3 loved it, but were concerned about its inability to be categorized. Rice Dainty is refreshing and light, with enough sweetness to be considered a dessert. But the amount of fruit makes it feel like a breakfast. Whether you have it to start off your day, or finish off your dinner, it is delicious.
I think a general rule of thumb when making this dish is that if you like rice pudding, you will certainly love Rice Dainty. But even if you don’t like rice pudding, I’d still recommend giving it a try. If you do, let me know which category you think it belongs. I’m open to suggestions.
Rice Dainty is a light and refreshing dessert that can also be eaten for breakfast! If you like rice pudding you’ll love Rice Dainty!
- 3/4 c cold, fluffy, cooked rice
- 3/4 c oranges, bananas, grapes (you can add any fruit you like)
- 1/2 c honey
- 3/4 c whipped cream – use the recipe below (you will have some extra)
- 6 oz heavy cream
- 1 T sugar
- 1/4 t vanilla
Fork the fruit lightly with the rice to mix as you pour the honey over it. Whip and fold in the cream. Chill thoroughly and serve.