Recipe for rum and raisin pudding
I’ve grown up with Payasam. Anyone’s birthday, any auspicious day, a feel-good day- Payasam was the only common dessert at home. My favourite was always the ‘Semiya Payasam’ which is Vineela’s own entry to the event. Payasam with rice was never one of my favoured ones. I wouldn’t even second glance it.
We call it Payasam, they call it rice pudding. Rice pudding surely sounds much more acceptable to me only for the reason that it’ll allow me to put in my own ingredients, use my usual crazy creative methods. These methods are no good to be messing around with traditional and respected recipes like ‘payasam’. Imagine turning the Gods against me if I added some untoward ingredients in it !!!
So Rum and Raisin Rice pudding it is…
Simple, rich and flavourful, serve it in a beautiful bowl and your guests will remember it for a long time…
Rum and raisin rice pudding
(Adapted from Ina Garten’s recipe)