Try the World Subscription Box - Thailand - Jasberry Rice Pudding

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March 17, 2016

Last night, I attempted the unthinkable...I cooked. Something that is fairly foreign to me, cooking has long intimidated my less-than-capable hands. I will try a baked macaroni and cheese here, and a meatloaf there. But other than that, cooking scares me. That's why I was surprised how easy it has been for me since I purchased a subscription to Try the World.
Try the World is a subscription box service that delivers treats, snacks, and delectables from all over the globe directly to your doorstep. Each box has a theme and serves goodies from a featured country. For several months now, I have been trying the finest of food from Paris, Spain, and various other countries. The most recent subscription box was Thailand, and I made it a point to try at least one of the recipes inside. Up until now, the food has been so good that I have eaten it before I could make anything with it. And I'll be honest, the dried mango from this box lasted one day.   
The Thailand Box came with an assortment of goodies that I was excited to try. Inside I found:

  • Spicy Thai Rice Crackers
  • Green Curry Paste
  • Chaidim Teas (the ginger-infused tea was wonderful)
  • Coconut Crispy Rolls
  • Dried Mango (not pictured because I ate it...oops)
  • Coconut Flower Syrup
  • Organic Tom Yum Soup Set
  • Jasberry Rice

I decided that Jasberry Rice Pudding would be a great place to start. The recipe was included in the box, and it seemed simple enough. I laid out all the ingredients and got started!

Jasberry rice is a fairly new creation--an organic black rice grown in Central Thailand. Served unprocessed, unlike white rice, Jasberry rice is packed with antioxidants and is said to prevent numerous conditions by boosting the body's immune functions. It's also full of vitamin B1 and fiber. Who wouldn't like a dessert that has all of those benefits?

It can also be used in a variety of dishes. Although I was using it as a dessert, you can skip this recipe and serve it as a nice side dish for chicken, fish, or pork.

Click here to see the recipe on Try the World's official website.

⅔ cup Jasberry rice
½ tsp. salt
1 13.7 oz. can coconut milk, stirred
¼ cup brown sugar
Fruit (optional), for garnish

1. Bring the rice, salt, and 3½ cups water to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat, and let simmer 35 minutes. Strain, then return the rice the pot. Stir in 1½ cups coconut milk and sugar and bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce and let simmer, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes. Let cool. Transfer to 4 bowls, add the remaining coconut milk, and garnish with fruit.

As I stated before, I am no cook. But this recipe was very easy and it's almost impossible to mess up. My version may not look as pretty, but it turned out the way it was supposed to. Give me credit for trying!

The texture of the dish was very interesting, chewy and sweet. When paired with the blackberries and mango it really brought the flavors out. It would have been perfect with the dried mangos that came with the box, but I'm not kidding when I say those were the best dried mangos I've ever eaten.

All in all, this recipe is perfect for anyone who is not a cook and is looking for a fun way to jazz up dessert. Best of all, the dish is packed with health benefits, so it's guilt free!

If you want to travel the world from the comfort of your own kitchen, Try the World is the way to go! Click here to subscribe:

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