Thankfully I don't have any food intolerances or allergies, but I have a few friends who do. This one's for you guys.
I've become a fan of organic rice milk. It has a lovely sweet, slightly nutty taste. I love it on my muesli. I've also rediscovered the joys of custard powder and making up a bowl of custard whenever I feel like it.
It occurred to me that using rice milk to make a custard would produce something that has a thick and creamy consistency, with the flavour of rice pudding. It would go very well with some stewed fruit.
2 cups organic rice milk (or soy or oat milk)
3 tablespoons cornflour (or use rice, potato or tapoica flour)
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract or paste
Mix the cornflour with a little of the rice milk to make a paste. Mix the sugar, paste and vanilla into the rice milk. Heat the mix in a saucepan over a medium heat until it starts to boil and thickens, stirring well. Otherwise microwave on High for a minute at a time, stirring in between until hot and thickened. Note that it keeps thickening as it cools.