Christmas Rice Pudding with a Strawberry Glaze

Christmas Rice Pudding with a Strawberry Glaze


2 cups milk
1/3 cup white rice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2/3 cup white sugar
1 ½ tsp. unflavored gelatin
½ cup water
½ cup chopped almonds
1 cup heavy whipping cream

Strawberry Glaze
1 ¼ cups fresh or frozen strawberries
¼ cup white grape juice
¼ cup sugar
Pinch of salt
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/8 cup additional white grape juice


Bring milk and white rice to a boil; boil for 25 minutes covered. Add vanilla extract and white sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature. Mix together unflavored gelatin and water in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until dissolved. Stir into cooled rice. Add almonds and stir well. Refrigerate until set. Beat whipping cream until peaks form. Fold into chilled rice pudding. 

Bring strawberries, white grape juice, sugar, and salt to a boil over medium/high heat. Mix cornstarch and additional 1/8 cup white grape juice well in a small bowl. Pour into boiling strawberry mixture, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat. Serve pudding in small bowls with Strawberry Glaze.