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RICE PUDDING BALLS
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup granulated stevia
2 TB honey
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt, to taste
1/2 cup arborio rice (risotto rice)
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup almond flour
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1.5 scoops vanilla protein powder (a casein blend works best)
1/3 cup nonfat, unsweetened almond milk
Note: add water 1 tsp. at a time, if necessary, to make just thin enough to coat rice balls
How to Prepare
1. Combine all the ingredients for the icing in a small bowl and mix until smooth. Set aside.
2. Put a large saucepan over medium-high heat and add almond milk, stevia, honey, cinnamon, and salt and bring to a boil. Add rice and stir well. Reduce heat to low and place a lid to partially cover pan, stirring often to prevent rice from sticking to bottom, until rice is tender, approximately 30 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and pour rice mixture into a bowl. Stir in raisins, almond flour, and vanilla extract. Mix well. Cover with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate at least 3 hours until firm and cold.
4. Scoop by slightly rounded tablespoons and form rice mixture into balls using the palms of your hands. Lightly dip into icing and then roll in shredded coconut (you should get about 20 rice balls). Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours. Enjoy!
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