Happy May 5th to all my Dutch friends.

Today is Bevrijdings Dag in the Netherlands.
It’s to commemorate the liberation from the German occupation on May 5th 1945.
It tends to be a big party mostly in Amsterdam.

In honor of this day I will make Himself and Bubble Wrap Boy a dessert my mom made a lot when I was younger.
It’s easy,cheap and thinking of this recipe I can almost taste it!
It’s not low-carb and it has sugar so I might just only take a bite to taste it.

Rijstepap (rice pudding)
4 1/4 c. milk
1/2 c. rice
5 tbsp sugar
1 cinnamon stick (2 inches long) or 1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 vanilla bean split lengthwise (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
brown sugar for garnishing (optional)

Combine the milk, rice, and sugar in a heavy pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon to separate the grains.
Add the cinnamon stick and vanilla bean, cover and simmer over very low heat for 30 minutes or more, until the rice is tender and has absorbed the milk.
Do not stir the rice during this part of cooking.
Discard the cinnamon and vanilla, pour the rice pudding (rijstpap) into small bowls
Place in the fridge to cool faster
Sprinkle with brown sugar before serving.



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