Sunday, October 18, 2009
Banana Orzo Pudding
Banana Orzo Pudding (page 477).
I had a couple of bananas that were sitting around on my counter, heading south, and this recipe seemed like a more interesting way to use them up than my standard banana bread.
The recipe was quick and easy. The most time-consuming part of the recipe was cooking the orzo, which really didn't take long at all. Once I had that step finished, the rest was a breeze, and the Supertoddler and I were curled up on the couch with a warm bowl of pudding in the blink of an eye.
The flavor was fabulous, even though I'm not a big fan of cinnamon. The orzo seemed a little odd at first, but really fit in with the flavor and provided a much more interesting texture than standard rice. The Ninjahusband couldn't get over the weirdness of there being orzo in the pudding, however, and insisted on calling it "banana pasta".
After the Supertoddler and I consumed a bowl, we put the rest in the fridge for later. The texture changed a lot once it had been refrigerated, but I think it was definitely good both warm and cold.
I would definitely make this again, as a little something sweet to eat, especially if I had random homeless bananas sitting around.
-- Your Friendly Neighborhood Batgirl