riz à l'impératrice
Pronunciation: [REE ahl-ahn-pehr-ah-TREES]
1. French for "rice as the empress likes it," riz à l'impératrice is a very rich rice pudding made with vanilla custard, whipped cream and crystallized fruit (which is often soaked in kirsch). 2. The term à l'impératrice is used to describe a variety of rich sweet or savory dishes.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.