Pastiera (Arborio Rice Pie)

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Imagine crossing rice pudding with cheesecake. The end result would taste much like Pastiera! This rich and creamy bread can be used as part of the main course for a brunch or as a dessert.

310
Calories
9g
Fat
12g
Protein
12
Servings

Ingredients

4 c Stonyfield Organic Whole Milk
3/4 c Arborio rice
1 1/2 c sugar
1 t cinnamon
1 t grated orange zest
4 c Stonyfield Organic Low Fat Plain Yogurt (to yield 2 cups yogurt cheese*)
2 t vanilla extract
3 eggs (lightly beaten)
3 egg yolks (lightly beaten)
2 T confectioners' sugar for garnish
Nutrition Information: 
Calories: 
310
Calories from Fat: 
80
Total Fat: 
9g
Cholesterol: 
130mg
Total Carbohydrate: 
48g
Protein: 
12g

Preparation:

Step 1

*For Yogurt Cheese: Using a yogurt cheese maker or layered cheese cloth, strain the whey from 4 cups of yogurt for 3-6 hours in the refrigerator. This should yield 2 cups of yogurt cheese.

Step 2

Bring 4 cups of milk to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a medium-low simmer, add Arborio rice, vanilla, cinnamon and orange zest. Cook for approximately 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Continue to cook until the rice has absorbed most of the liquid.

Step 3

Once absorbed, stir in 3/4 cup sugar, and allow mixture to cool. Preheat oven to at 350°. In large bowl, combine yogurt cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, and eggs. Fold into this the cooled rice mixture, mixing gently to avoid breaking up the curd. Pour mixture into the bottom of a lightly buttered and floured 9-inch springform pan and bake for 60-70 minutes. Allow cake to cool overnight, and dust with confectioner's sugar before serving. Serve with a fresh raspberry or strawberry sauce.

Ingredients

4 c Stonyfield Organic Whole Milk
3/4 c Arborio rice
1 1/2 c sugar
1 t cinnamon
1 t grated orange zest
4 c Stonyfield Organic Low Fat Plain Yogurt (to yield 2 cups yogurt cheese*)
2 t vanilla extract
3 eggs (lightly beaten)
3 egg yolks (lightly beaten)
2 T confectioners' sugar for garnish
Nutrition Information: 
Calories: 
310
Calories from Fat: 
80
Total Fat: 
9g
Cholesterol: 
130mg
Total Carbohydrate: 
48g
Protein: 
12g

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