I have nothing green to post for St. Patrick’s Day, but that’s OK because I’m neither Catholic nor Irish. (Orange is the color for Irish Protestants.) I do have a tasty new recipe to share, however, and you can tint it green if you want to.

I haven’t had time to run the nutrition counts on it, but a quick guess-timate is about 2 net carbs for each of 6 servings. The Mexican hominy has a net of 4 grams per 1/2 cup, if anyone wants to run the numbers for me.

I was trying to duplicate the texture of rice pudding with raisins, but this exceeded my expectations.

–  3 eggs
–  ½ cup heavy cream
–  ½ cup almond milk or low-carb milk, such as my recipe in Nourished
–  Sugar substitute with bulk, equal to ½ cup sugar*
–  High-intensity sugar sub, like sucralose or stevia, equal to ½ cup sugar
–  2 teaspoons sugar-free vanilla extract
–  ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
–  1½ cups chopped Mexican Style hominy, such as Juanita’s
–  ½ cup chopped, frozen and thawed rhubarb
–  Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 1½ quart baking dish.

Whisk the eggs, cream, milk, sweeteners, vanilla, and cinnamon together until blended. Place Hominy in food processor and process until it resembles grains of rice. Measure out 1½ cups of the chopped hominy and use the rest for another purpose. Stir hominy and rhubarb into egg and cream mixture and pour into greased dish.

Bake in preheated oven for about an hour and 15 minutes or until puffed and brown on top and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm with cream or ice cream.

Makes 4 servings.

*The sugar substitute “with bulk” could be LC-Sweet, Just Like Sugar, Sweet Perfection, or a blend with erythritol or inulin that measures like sugar.

NOTE: Mexican-style hominy has been treated by a process that reduces the starch content. A ½ cup serving of Juanita’s or Teasdale brand hominy has 4 net grams of carbohydrate compared to about 22 for regular hominy. Unless it is cross-contaminated, corn is gluten free. Some of the most popular recipes in Carb Wars and Nourishedare made with Mexican-style hominy.

See this important update about the carb count for Mexican hominy:

(c) 2012, Judy Barnes Baker,

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Judy Barnes Baker

The working title for my first book was, “You’ll Never Know What You Are Missing.” It summed up my goal: to make eating for health synonymous with eating for pleasure. Once you discover the secret, you will find that the very best food for weight management, longevity, the treatment and prevention of disease, and over-all health and happiness is also the most sumptuous, satisfying, and indulgent way of eating the world has to offer. You are invited to the feast. Enjoy!
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Judy Barnes Baker
12 years ago

To Anonymous:
Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked the recipe. As to the discomfort, sweeteners like Just Like Sugar, Sweet Perfection, and LC sweet contain a lot of prebiotic fiber. That's a good thing, but if you are not used to a lot a fiber in your diet, that might be the problem. You may have to work up to a tolerance gradually.

12 years ago

This is an amazing recipe! I hadn't had rice pudding since I was a kid (I'm 51 now) and this really hit the spot, it was so good! This was the first time I used my "Just Like Sugar" and combined with my liquid sucralose, I seriously could not tell the difference from real sugar. My only complaint: it gave me major intestinal discomfort, but that may have been the "Just Like Sugar", I'll have to experiment with that. Thank you so much and keep these wonderful recipes coming!

Judy Barnes Baker
12 years ago

The rhubarb adds another texture, a bit of color, and lowers the carbs a bit. I used frozen rhubarb and it seemed a little "chewy" to me. Not sure if fresh would have the same effect. You could leave it out or use some dried cranberries if you like.

12 years ago

What does the rhubarb due for the dish? I was thinking of using some coconut milk, but some how that doesn't sound like it goes together.

Judy Barnes Baker
12 years ago

What a gutsy grandma!

12 years ago

My Dutch grandmother made my sister and I orange pinafores to wear on St. Patrick's Day at school.:-)

12 years ago

Sounds like a wonderful breakthrough, Judy. Have a great week. 🙂