Torta di riso.


This is a very non-paleo recipe but what can I say, torta di riso (as known as Italian rice pie) is a family tradition. My family isn't big on religion or tradition but we are pretty big on food. For whatever reason, rice pie is a integral part of Easter for Italians (from what I gather it's Neapolitan). My family usually made this pie with "wandi" dough for the crust - the same basic dough used for struffoli, another traditional Italian holiday dessert. This recipe called for phyllo dough which is notoriously annoying to work with since it dries out quickly so I opted for a basic pie crust bottom instead. Heavy on lemon, light on sweetness - the perfect spring dessert.