In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet first—it was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.
I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
½ cups milk
½ cup sugar
½ cup rice, washed and drained*
½ cup water
1 teaspoon rosewater or orange blossom water
½ cup blanched slivered almonds for decoration
Bring the milk and sugar to the boil. Add the rice, mixed with the water, and stir until it comes to a boil again. Turn down the heat to a low simmer and cook gently until the mixture becomes very creamy which will take approximately 45 minutes (Add a little more milk during cooking if necessary). Add the rosewater or orange water, stirring until bubbles appear on the surface. Remove from the heat and cool slightly, then pour into a bowl and refrigerate.
Serve chilled, decorated with slivered almonds.
*Be sure to use Watermaid rice. You can leave off the almonds if you like.