Rice Pudding Reborn


Rice Pudding, Reborn


Christopher Dwyer contemporizes a cherished dessert with Indian Harvest’s

Eighth Wonder Tinawon Fancy Rice and Cranberry Aurora Fruit Blend.



BEMIDJI, MINN., August 4, 2009 – Customers want comfort to end a perfect meal—something familiar and “safe,” but with a tantalizing element that makes it new. Indeed, The Food Channel® (www.foodchannel.com) recently pegged reinvented nostalgia as one of the top 10 dessert trends for 2009. Retro desserts with a modern twist soothe the diner who’s stressed out by the lagging economy.


Chef Christopher Dwyer gives a classic dessert a contemporary spin by selecting Tinawon Fancy—one of three heirloom rices in the Eighth Wonder line cultivated and harvested from the famed rice terraces of Luzon in the northern Philippines—for his signature rice pudding served at the Doubletree Hotel Minneapolis Park Place.


Tinawon Fancy is a big, plump, short-grained rice speckled white and brown, with a mild, nutty flavor and popcorn-like aroma. Dwyer prefers Tinawon Fancy because merely substituting it for white rice makes any rice pudding stand out. To evoke even more taste memory from days gone by, he incorporates Indian Harvest’s Cranberry Aurora Fruit Blend featuring dried cranberry, black mission fig and apricot.


Pack size for Eighth Wonder Tinawon Fancy Rice is 6/2-pound sleeves; pack size for Cranberry Aurora Fruit Blend is 6/16-ounce. Transport your customers back in time, then bring them home again, delighted with a cherished dessert reborn. Qualified purchasers may sample Indian Harvest Eighth Wonder Tinawon Fancy Rice or Cranberry Aurora Fruit Blend free. E-mail to sales@indianharvest.com or call (800) 346-7032.


About Indian Harvest, Inc.

Indian Harvest, Inc., headquartered in northern Minnesota, is a foremost U.S. producer and procurer of some of the world’s most distinctive varieties of grains, beans and legumes for foodservice. The company’s dedication to discovering and promoting lesser-known, heirloom grains and seeds is deep-rooted in its 31-year heritage of providing chef-driven menu inspiration and solutions to an evolving restaurant industry. For more information, visit www.indianharvest.com.