Saturday, April 18, 2009

Yakshik Sweet Spiced Rice

For our Korean Wine & Dine event, my friend Gabby prepared this dish. This is a sweet rice dessert that involves using sesame oil and soy sauce - ingredients I didn't expect in this dessert. What I like about this dish is how comforting it is... and it's a sweet and spicy Korean twist to traditional rice pudding.

Yakshik Sweet Spiced Rice
recipe adapted from Group Recipes

4 cups short grained rice
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 cup brown sugar
4 tbsp sesame oil
ground cinnamon
1/4 cup thick cream
1/3 cup raisins

Wash and drain rice and keep aside. Steam it till cooked and combine it with soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil and cinnamon. Add the cream and raisins and simmer until absorbed.