Wednesday, 13 August 2014

White Pudding Savoury Rice

Thank you to the lovely Jane Willis for this recipe , ps it is her birthday today so if you like pop over and say Happy Birthday to her , suitable gifts would be tea, wine and bracelets but other than that just a kind word or 2 will suffice. You will find Jane blogging comps over at Compersgrapevine and as her talents know no bounds she also blogs recipes also she is awfully crafty as well displaying this in her craft blog Onions and Paper.



When I was dreaming up this dish, I called it a pilaff, but when we tasted it, it was so deeply rich and savoury that it was crying out to have the simpler name of savoury rice! We ate it with a green salad, but you could add some colour and make it into a one pot meal by stirring in about 125g fresh or frozen peas about 5  minutes before the end of the cooking time.

Ingredients  to serve 4

1 large onion, chopped
1 tbs oil
15 g butter
60 g diced pancetta or streaky bacon
200 g white pudding, diced into pieces about 1 cm cubed
one mugful of long grain or basmati rice
two mugfuls of water or light chicken stock
black pepper and a little salt
a few grates of nutmeg

Method

Heat the oil and butter in a flameproof casserole and gently fry the onion until soft. Add the bacon or pancetta and cook for 3-4 minutes then add the white pudding and cook for 5 minutes more, stirring constantly.

Stir in the rice and cook for a minute until it starts to look translucent, then pour in all the liquid and season lightly (the bacon and white pudding are pretty salty) with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Bring to the boil then cover and reduce the heat to very low. Cook, stirring frequently, until the rice is tender and all the liquid absorbed. This will take 15-20 minutes depending on your rice. If it is very tender and there is still some liquid left, turn up the heat to drive off the moisture. The texture should be soft but dryish.



22 comments:

  1. Yum looks amazing! Thanks for sharing

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  2. not had white pudding in years, need to give this a try

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  3. I have never even heard of savory pudding before - interesting. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. I love savoury rice dishes - simple and filling.

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  5. I like the sound of this, big fan of rice dishes x

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  6. never heard of white pudding befor but this dish sounds so good

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  7. what a lovely and simple recipe. I think my family would really like it.

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  8. Oooh white pudding - I've never come across a recipe using it before. I usually just fry it and eat it - yum! This looks mighty fine, though.

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  9. great recipe - love that it's quick and easy!

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  10. Sounds great - will have to give it a try

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  11. Not had this before but it sounds yummy! Doesn't look like it would take too long either so I'll have to have a try! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I've never heard of white pudding before, so I'm not really sure what it is, but I do love savoury rice dishes.

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  13. I need more inspiration as I have promised the family more cooked meals now I am not teaching!

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  14. Looks like a nice comfort which I like. The last time I had white pudding was in Austria. I haven't seen it in the shops round here.

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  15. Happy Birthday Jane (hopefully you will see this here).

    What a nice sounding recipe - looks perfect for an autumn evening. x

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  16. Oh this sounds great, will be trying this soon. Happy birthday Jane x

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  17. Thanks for all the lovely comments and birthday wishes!

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  18. Have just googled white pudding to find out what it is. Never heard of it before. I do love rice dishes though.

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  19. Never had white pudding before! The rice looks lovely.

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  20. I have never had or even heard of White pudding before! Thank you for sharing the recipe, I love rice.

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  21. This is the first time I hear about this dish. But it does sound very savory.

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