I mentioned yesterday that I had forgotten the bananas in my shopping. I am beginning to think I won't be able to do anything about that today as it has been snowing all night and I don't think the schools are open this morning. I was planning to go bowl a couple of games after exercise class then pick up the bananas on the way back but..... Boy are we getting a lot of snow lately. More than for a few winters now. A number of years ago, when we used to Cross Country Ski, we would have been delighted, but needless to say, we are not involved in that sport any more. Pity, we enjoyed it.
In the end I wasn't feeling up to it anyway so no bananas for us today.
I found a recipe with Star Anise and rice, maybe not the one my new friend mentioned, but I thought it sounded good.
Orange-Star Anise Rice Pudding
3/4 cup basmati rice
2 Tbs super-fine sugar
3 whole star anise
2/3 cup golden raisins
4 cups milk or half and half
Zest and juice of 1 orange
1 oz butter
1. Mix the rice, sugar, star anise, raisins and milk in a medium saucepot. Bring to a bubble, reduce to a simmer and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring often. Finish with orange juice, zest and butter.
2. Pour mixture into a serving bowl and serve warm or room temperature.
Source: Rachel Ray
Have a great day