A few weeks ago I received an email from Foodbuzz about POM Wonderful offering a contest. Needless to say that I immediately inquired and learned that the contest was all about creating a dinner party centered around pomegranates. Well hello!!!! I read the guideline, scratched my head and filled out the preliminary questionnaire to be considered as one of the bloggers participating in the contest. Then I patiently waited to see if I was going to be selected.
A few months ago I posted a recipe for Persian rice pudding which is prepared with milk. Today’s rice pudding on the other hand is dairy free. For those of you are who are lactose intolerant or vegan, this is a dessert just for you!
I have always been very fascinated by the fact that Rice Pudding per se exists all over the world. What makes it even more fascinating to me is how its ingredients and preparation vary from country to country. What remains constant in this recipe is the rice and milk, however, depending from country to country, or even from region to region, the rest of the ingredients are different.
You may wonder what the heck does Bûche de Noël has anything to do with Persian food. I would wonder that too if I were you, but I have …