Perfect Pairings: Three Philosophers Sweet Rice & Apples

Three Philosophers Sweet Rice & Apples

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz dessert rice
  • 3 oz raisins
  • 2 sweet or tart apples
  • 1 12-oz bottle of Ommegang Three Philosophers
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 pint milk
  • 4 tbsp cream

Directions:

  1. Soak raisins in 2/3 of the beer for 2 hours. In medium pot, add rice, milk, vanilla sugar, and orange peel.
  2. Cook over medium heat until rice is done (15-20 minutes). Stir sparingly.
  3. While the rice  heats, peel apple and core. Slice into round slices 1/3’ thick.
  4. Add the rest of the beer and the raisins to the rice mix and stir. Continue to cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. Put half of the butter in a skillet and melt. Add apple slides to the pan to brown on both sides.
  6. Sprinkle with sugar and allow them to caramelize on low heat. Add the other half of butter and cream to the rice mix and stir.
  7. Plate the rice and add apples. Garnish with chopped, candied walnuts {available in the Whole Foods Market Specialty Dept}. Dish can be served warm or cold.

The Man Behind the Recipe: Joe, Prepared Foods Dept at WFM South Loop.

When he’s not at work, Joe homebrews beer and makes homemade pickles, sriracha, and giardineria. He is a volunteer at Chicago Velo Campus, C.H.A.O.S. events, as well as Green City Market. He enjoys reading, biking, and pit bulls.

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