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Rice Pudding With Flaming Bananas

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“This looks so beautiful and delicious! We had this (sans liqueuer) the other day -- we had a wedding shower and wanted something different. Recipe courtesy Of Emeril Lagasse. Inactive prep time 1 hour and 30 minutes.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the milk, rice and salt in saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook at a low simmer, stirring frequently, until the rice is tender, 35-40 minutes.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar, the egg yolks, vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and the nutmeg.
  4. Add this mixture to the rice and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for about 4 minutes, or until mixture thickens.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool.
  6. Mix together 1/2 cup cream, the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar, and the rum, in a mixing bowl.
  7. Using a handheld mixer, beat until soft peaks form.
  8. Fold into the cooked rice mixture.
  9. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  10. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  11. Stir in the brown sugar, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  12. Add the remining cinnamon and the bananas.
  13. Cook for 1 minute.
  14. Remove the pan from the heat and add the liqueur.
  15. Place the pan back over the heat and flame the liqueur.
  16. Shaking the pan constantly, cook for 30 seconds.
  17. Stir in the remaining 1/4 cup cream and remove from the heat.
  18. Spoon the banana sauce in each of 4 bowls.
  19. Spoon the pudding into the bowls and top with a little more banana sauce.
  20. Garnish with confectioners' sugar, ground cinnamon, and cinnamon sticks.

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