honey panna cotta

This healthy summer dessert has the same creamy mouth feel as the dairy version but by using Ryza original rice beverage, it contains whole grain goodness and virtually no fat! The layer of strawberry mousse offers a sweet fruity finish to every bite.

ingredients

Panna Cotta:

1 pkg (7 g) unflavoured powdered gelatin
2-1/2 cups (625 mL) Ryza original, divided
1/4 cup (50 mL) liquid honey
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla

Strawberries:

1 pkg (7 g) unflavoured powdered gelatin
2 tbsp (30 mL) cold water
1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
1 lb (454 g) package strawberries, hulled and halved
2 tbsp (30 mL) liquid honey

directions

Panna Cotta:

In small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup (50 mL) of Ryza; let stand for at least 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in saucepan, bring remaining Ryza and honey to boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in gelatin mixture and boil, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in vanilla. Let cool for 15 minutes. Stir, then pour into six, 6 oz (175 g) dessert dishes. Refrigerate until fairly firm, at least 2 hours.

Strawberries:

In small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over water and lemon juice; let stand for at least 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in saucepan, combine all but three of the strawberries (save for garnish) and the honey; bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Uncover and continue simmering for 5 minutes. Stir in gelatin mixture and boil, stirring, for 1 minute. Let cool for 15 minutes; purée in a blender or food processor until smooth.

Spoon strawberry mixture over panna cotta; refrigerate until set, about 3 hours. (If not serving right away, cover and refrigerate for up to three days.)

Garnish each with a reserved strawberry half.

Serves 6

tip

For a unique presentation, or for dining al fresco, make these in 1 cup (250 mL) glass mason jars.

nutrients per serving

135 calories, 0.6 g fat, 0.1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 35 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 3 g protein. % RDI: 14% calcium, 5% iron, 4% vitamin A, 55% vitamin C.