If you like chai tea, you'll love this creamy, comforting dessert studded with apples and raisins. For the best flavor, choose a strong, spicy chai tea; we used Tazo's chai tea bags. -Vegetarian Times
3 1/2 cups unsweetened soymilk or low-fat milk
4 black chai tea bags
1 cup short- or medium-grain white rice
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 medium-sized apple, peeled, cored and diced
1/4 cup dark raisins
Whipped cream for garnish, optional
Ground cinnamon for garnish, optional
Bring 2 cups water and 1 cup soymilk to a boil in large saucepan.
Remove from heat, and add teabags.
Cover, and steep 5 minutes.
Remove tea bags, squeezing out any liquid.
Stir rice, sugar and salt into tea mixture.
Bring to a boil over medium heat.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
Add remaining 2 1/2 cups soymilk, and simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes, or until rice is soft.
Stir in apple and raisins; remove from heat.
Cover pot, and let sit 10 minutes.
Spoon pudding into 2-quart heatproof dish.
Serve warm or cold, with whipped cream and cinnamon, if desired.