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Recipe: Pear clafoutis with European Rice

A subtle variation of this classic French dessert using sweet rice which gives a richer, creamer result with a slightly nutty texture. Use highly versatile European Rice, grown in Greece, to ensure quality and flavour.

Pear Clafoutis with European Rice

Serves: 6
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes


100g European Japonica Rice
60g sugar
300ml water
100g butter – melted
250ml milk
3 eggs – beaten
100g plain flour
1kg pears – sliced
100g dried cranberries
50g ground hazelnuts
100g sugar


Place a pot over a medium-high heat and simmer the rice with the water and the 60g of sugar until cooked.

Preheat the oven to 180C.

Grease a tart or other pie baking dish and place the slices of pears over the base of the dish in layers, scattering with cranberries.

In a bowl, mix the cooked risk with the milk, eggs, melted butter, and hazelnuts, and pour the mixture over the fruit.

Cook in your pre-heated oven at 180C for 25-30 minutes until the filling is set.

When cooked, remove from the oven and allow to cool. Serve with whipped cream or fruit coulis.

European Rice is high quality rice grown in Greece since the 1950s and other European countries. There are two varieties: Indica Rice (long rain) and Japonica Rice (medium grain). European Rice has a high nutritional value, being rich in B vitamins, such as Niacin, Thiamine, Riboflavin and Selenium. The EU is both self-sufficient and a net exporter of Japonica rice. All European rice complies with the Integrated Quality Management System for the Agricultural Production of Rice, which is based on good agricultural practices which respect the environment, protect the producer-grower’s health and offer a healthy and safe product for consumers. For more information see:

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