almond rice with raspberry sauce

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"It simply wouldn't be Christmas in our family without this old-fashioned dessert. Cool and creamy, it looks beautiful drizzled with the tart raspberry sauce."

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  • add   fresh mint
  • add   1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • add   2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • add   2 cups whipping cream
  • add   2 teaspoons salt
  • add   5 cups water, divided
  • add   1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • add   1 cup sugar
  • add   2 1/2 cups milk
  • add   2 (10 ounce) packages frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed
  • add   3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • add   2 cups uncooked long grain rice


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring 4 cups of water, rice and salt to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir in milk and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until milk is absorbed and rice is creamy. Remove from the heat; stir in almonds and extract. Cool slightly; cover and chill. Meanwhile, in another saucepan, combine cornstarch and remaining water; add raspberries. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice. Cover and chill. Just before serving, whip cream until soft peaks form; fold into rice mixture. Spoon into individual serving dishes and top with raspberry sauce. Garnish with mint if desired.

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