Necronomnomnom: Yogash the Gruel

A review of Yogash the Gruel from the Necronomnomnom Cookbook

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Yogash the Ghoul is one of the monsters in H. P. Lovecraft’s universe, and a descendant of Cthulu. And this recipe, though it doesn’t look like a particular creature, definitely looks like something from an H. P. Lovecraft story!

The black rice is soaked overnight, and then rinsed the next morning. It’s then cooked like regular rice over the stove – simmering in a pot with water until it’s done.

At this point, milk and sugar are added and it’s cooked longer until the milk is absorbed and it has a soft and chewy consistency. They also suggest adding black food coloring if your rice is more purple than black at this point, which mine was. I didn’t have regular food coloring drops, but my black icing coloring worked!

And the final step is to scoop into bowls and add your favorite toppings. I actually bought white icing for this, which is one of the recommendations, and then completely forgot to use it. Whoops!

My husband made his with butter and heavy cream, and I chose butter and brown sugar.

Taste: 6/10

It was better than I expected when I smelled it over the stove, but still only “okay” in my opinion. The brown sugar definitely helped the flavor, and apparently the cream did too because my husband went back and poured more on there. To be honest though, I’ve never had rice pudding at all and maybe it’s just not my thing.

Difficulty: Easy

If you can make rice, you can make this. It’s basically the same thing, but with a few more additives.

Cost: Cheap

You’ll need black rice, milk, sugar, vanilla, black food coloring, and whatever toppings you’d like – they suggest white icing, butter, cream, and/or brown sugar.

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