Happy Independence Day! I hope everyone is having a fun Fourth of July celebration! Well, my American readers anyways. Sorry everyone else.
Now don’t get mad at me, because I know this isn’t really sushi, or even that close, but I’m going to post it anyways! Because I can. It’s only real claim to sushi is the rice pudding, (yeah, I didn’t even use sumeshi!!!) but if you don’t like rice pudding then it’s completely not sushi, just another (yummy!) dessert. It’s certainly festive though, and nice and cool on a hot summer day like today (well, for us anyways).
I’ll be over at my parent’s house most of today, because the city where they live allows fireworks, and the city where I’m living doesn’t. Unfortunately this year there are a bunch of restrictions because we are already having so many fires in CA because of the drought we are in this year. It sucks, but at least they haven’t banned fireworks completely yet! Plus my parents are having a BBQ, which gives me even more reason to go over there! Hamburgers, pasta salad, corn on the cob, deviled eggs, spinach dip, chocolate banana cream pie and chocolate torte. Yum! Have a great Fourth of July!
Makes 6 servings.
- 3 cups Berry Blue Jell-O
- 3 cups Strawberry (or some other red flavor) Jell-O
- 6 cups rice pudding
- 6 strawberries
- 18 blueberries
- You can buy the Jell-O pre-made in the little cups or buy the little boxes of powder and make it as directed on the package. I bought my strawberry Jell-o pre-made, and made the Berry Blue Jell-O from the package, since they didn’t have any pre-made at the store.
- You can also buy the rice pudding pre-made like I did, if you have a whole lot of cooking to do that day, or you can make it from scratch. I reccomend this recipe, omitting the raisins. If for some reason you don’t like rice pudding, you can substitute it with vanilla pudding. If you don’t like that either, then you’re on your own because I can’t think of anything else to substitute it with.
- Wash the blueberries and strawberries.
- Slice up the strawberries.
- Mash the blue Jell-O with a cutting motion, using a spoon or a knife. Scoop about 1/2 cup of the blue Jell-O into each of six parfait glasses.
- Gently scoop about 1/2 cup of rice pudding into each glass on top of the blue Jell-O, making sure not to mix it with the Jell-O.
- Mash the red Jell-O with a cutting motion, using a spoon or a knife. Scoop about 1/2 cup of the red Jell-O into each glasses on top of the rice pudding.
- Gently scoop about 1/2 cup of rice pudding into each glass on top of the red Jell-O, making sure not to mix it with the Jell-O.
- Garnish each glass with 3 blueberries and one sliced strawberry. Store in the fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy!