“Fruits in Syrup”, named “Try Cai” in Vietnamese is a delicious light dessert made of sugar, water, dry sherry, lime juice, an orange, fresh pineapple, fresh “lichees”. The sugar and the water need to be cooked into syrup. The sherry and the lime juice needs to be cooled, the orange peeled and cut in small cubes. The syrup is poured over the fresh fruits. The “Try Cai” is served chilled. The Baked Coconut Rice Pudding is another tasteful Vietnamese dessert made of round grain pudding rice, coconut milk, milk, lime juice, caster sugar, butter, star anise and fresh or stewed fruits. The rice is mixed with the coconut milk, the lime juice, the sugar and milk. The rice mixture is poured into a greased oven proof dish and the surface is dotted with butter. The rice mixture needs to be baked in the oven for about 35-40 minutes. The pudding needs to be stirred well. Next step is to add a bit of star anise. The pudding is usually served warm with fresh fruits. The main ingredients for the Banana Rice Pudding are: brown rice, nonfat milk, bananas, can fruits, water, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon and ground nutmeg.
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