Again with the theme, but I really like the cherry/almond combination and last night I sort of forgot that son has gone back to school and had lots of rice left over from the meal. I also had some really nice dried cherries and sliced almonds in the cupboard and an after dinner dessert wish so . . . a super quick rice pudding. Sometimes I do the real baked version or even the stove top version with uncooked rice, but this one is quick and uses up the already made rice.
Rice Pudding with Dried Cherries and Almonds
2 cups cooked rice
1 cup milk
1 cup cream
1 egg slightly beaten
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup chopped dried cherries
1/2 cup chopped almonds (I used the already sliced ones)
Add all ingredients except the almond extract to a large saucepan and cook over medium heat until it thickens and the cherries soften, 5-10 minutes. Stir in almond extract. Serve warm or cold with a splash of cream.