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arborio rice pudding

In dessert on January 24, 2012 at 12:12 am

yum, you guys.

i made this for dinner, but filed it under dessert because that’s probably when most normal people would eat it.

this is nothing like the nasty, jello-like rice pudding that comes in containers from the grocery store. you gotta try it.

start with 3 ounces of arborio rice. that’s the kind of rice you make risotto out of.

melt about a tablespoon of butter in a pan over low heat. stir in the rice and some orange peel and raisins (optional) and toast the rice.

measure out about a cup and a half of milk. stir in half a teaspoon of vanilla. add a little to the rice, and stir until it is absorbed.

then add a little more and repeat. more and repeat.

taste the rice and keep adding milk and cooking until it is nice and soft.

toward the end, you also want to add a pinch of salt, a little sugar, and cinnamon to taste. and i took out the orange peel to serve.

perfect comfort food dessert (or dinner when your man’s away…)

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  1. Oh my god, try coconut milk rice pudding sometime. So addictive I cannot make it unless I have a cohort of dessert-eaters to help me finish it off. It’s a one-sitting dish, whether between five people or (gulp) one.

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