Cherry Rice Cheesecake

Creamy, sweet and satisfying, our Cherry Rice Cheesecake takes the crowd favorite to new heights. Serve this at your next dinner party and don’t be surprised when everyone asks for seconds.

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 40 mins
Servings
SERVES 8-10
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 1 hr (+1 hr cooling time)

Ingredients

  • For the Cheesecake:
  • 2 bags Success® White Rice
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 pkgs (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 5 egg whites
  • For the Topping
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 can (15 oz) sour red cherries, drained, liquid reserved
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Has your sweet tooth struck again? Made with Success® White Rice, this Cherry Rice Cheesecake dessert is a unique twist on a timeless classic that will soon become a family favorite. You´ll be sitting down to a tart, sweet slice of bliss in no time. 

     For cheesecake:

    Step 1

    Prepare rice according to package directions. Allow to cool. Preheat oven to 325°F.

    Step 2

    Lightly spray a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. Combine cream cheese and 1 cup of sugar in a large bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until creamy.

    Step 3

    Stir in sour cream and vanilla. Add cooked rice and stir to combine.

    Step 4

    In a separate bowl, using cleaned hand mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold into rice mixture, using a spatula. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until set, 40 to 50 minutes. Allow to cool completely, about 1 hour.

    For topping:

    Step 5
    Meanwhile, combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Add reserved cherry liquid to saucepan. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 1 minute. Stir in cherries and lemon juice. Allow to cool.

    Step 6

    Run a knife around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake. Remove sides of pan. Spoon topping over cheesecake, and serve.

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Why is Vanilla Extract Important? 

Have you ever noticed that most dessert recipes call for vanilla extract? The reason why it is used in baking is because it enhances the flavors of other ingredients like milk and sugar etc. Its most crucial role is to take the edge off of the smell of raw eggs. Usually anything that calls for raw eggs will have at least a splash of vanilla extract to counteract the consistency and smell. 

Cooking Tip: Keep in mind while making some desserts that vanilla extract may vaporize when heated as a liquid due to its alcohol content and will result in the loss of some of the flavor.

A few fun facts: vanilla is the most popular flavor in the world and vanilla is the second most expensive flavoring in the world to produce (though saffron takes the lead).

Baking with Lemon Juice

Lemon juice can add bright, citrusy flavor to both sweet and savory dishes. The amount of lemon you usually add is small, but mighty.  Lemon has the power to lift all of the flavors in a dish, bringing it to life. 

More Delicious Dessert Choices

Here at Success® Rice we have several delicious dessert recipes to choose from:

This Polynesian Rice Dessert has coconut, pineapple and marshmallows. Delicious and refreshing!

If you enjoy coconut and pineapple try this Hawaiian Rice Pudding. This tropical rice pudding will take you straight to the island. 

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