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Fancy desserts are easier with Katoomba Foods

Impress your guests at your next dinner party or treat the family with this Basmati and Custard Crème Brûlée recipe. 

This is so deliciously decadent with a layer of crunchy caramel on top and a creamy custard rice in the base. The kids will love to see the sugar turn into caramel in front of their eyes like magic. 

These yummy desserts not are not only fancy but are easier than you think to make, using only 4 ingredients including Katoomba Foods Premium Basmati Rice which is available at Woolworths and local supermarkets Australia wide.

Basmati and Custard Crème Brûlée Recipe

We used ground cardamom to add flavour to the instant custard mix, but a teaspoon of vanilla extract or ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder would also work well here. 

Makes 3


  • 1 packet quick mix (instant) custard mix powder or 2 cups thick custard
  • 1 cup cooked Katoomba Basmati Rice
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom (see note above)
  • 6 tbsp raw sugar


In a medium bowl prepare the quick mix custard according to packet instruction. If using thick custard from the chilled dairy aisle, simply place it in the bowl.

Add cooked rice and cardamom powder and mix well. Divide between 3 shallow ramekins or bowls. Sprinkle sugar evenly on top and heat it with a brûlée torch until dark and caramelised.

If you don’t have a brûlée torch, melt the sugar in a small saucepan and carefully pour it over the prepared dessert, swirling into a thin layer. A

llow the caramel to cool down and set for 5 minutes before digging in.

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This amazing recipe was created by Wholesome Cook.