After many nights and afternoons (maybe even days?) of consuming mezcal in replacement of water, I needed a boost to the system and made myself some homemade golden rice milk from blending soaked rice, turmeric and honey. While watching the Vitamix turn, I started to think about this week and how I've been consumed by the colour yellow. Yellow, the colour of the hand woven bag I recently purchased from a lady at the craft market. Yellow, the healing of turmeric. Also, yellow, my new obsession with everything the Mexicans can do with corn and happiness! The brightness, joy and fun of noticing this colour more and more in my everyday, made me want to create a dish that evoked these very attributes for the person looking at and eating my arroz con leche.
Arroz con leche (rice with milk or rice pudding) is a traditional Mexican sweet dish made with condensed milk. And actually a common variation of this dessert can be found all over the world. Not the biggest fan of sweet sweets myself, it was natural to complete this dish with touches of sour and salty (and no added sugar!) to round out an otherwise rich and creamy dessert.
On my shopping list : plantain, organic coconut milk, rice, honey, sesame, yellow corn tostadas and something I've never tried before. When I saw and tasted Banana Passionfruit, I knew it was going to be a great fresh, sour addition to this dessert.
Muchas muchas comforting with a touch of sunshine on an overcast Tuesday in Mexico :)