Will's Dreamy Lemon Rice Pudding

This is unlike any rice pudding you've ever had before. It is a creation of my husband's, and so light and creamy it's practically a mousse. It is the perfect food for IBS, full of soluble fiber and with almost zero fat. It's terrific for helping to stabilize your digestion and break an ongoing cycle of IBS attacks.

Best of all, it's delicious any time of day or night. You will simply not believe something so luscious, smooth, and rich could be such a safe staple.

I like to double this recipe and make a big batch on weekends, so I have breakfasts and snacks for the upcoming week.

Makes 8 Servings

3-4 T Acacia Tummy Fiber
3 cups soy, oat, hemp, or flax milk (rice milk will not give as creamy results)
3 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup granulated sugar
5 organic egg whites, whipped until they just barely hold soft peaks
3 cups cold cooked short grain white rice, such as calrose or sushi rice
Zest of 1 lemon, grated or minced (do NOT use lemon juice)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons finely chopped raisins (optional)

Add the Tummy Fiber Acacia to a small bowl, and whisk in just enough of the soy milk to dissolve the Tummy Fiber. In a large stockpot,* over medium heat, bring soymilk and Acacia mixture, remaining soy milk, and water just barely to a boil. With a metal whisk add in the salt, oil, and sugar.

While whisking constantly, add several very large spoonfuls of hot milk into the egg whites to temper (blend without scrambling) the eggs. Add the tempered egg whites to the saucepan of milk and whisk thoroughly, cooking for 2-3 minutes.

Add rice and cook, whisking frequently without scraping the bottom of the pan, until mixture thickens slightly, about 20-30 minutes (pudding will thicken further as it cools). Remove from heat and add zest, vanilla, and raisins. Serve warm or chill.

*Because the whipped egg whites in the recipe rise significantly as they cook, it is essential that you use a large stockpot or the pudding will boil over.

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