How to make it

  • # n a pan, heat the milk. As the milk heats, scrape the seeds from the vanilla pod and add to the warming milk. If not using the vanilla pod, then add the 2 tsp. of vanilla extract to the warming milk and stir.
  • # Just as the milk comes to the boil, turn off the heat.
  • # In a large, wide saucepan, melt 2 tbsp. of the butter with 1 tbsp. of sugar. As soon as the butter is melted and bubbling, add the rice and stir for 1 minute.
  • # Begin adding the milk to the rice, one ladle full at a time. Cook over medium-low heat, being careful not to scorch the rice. Stir constantly.
  • # As the milk is absorbed, add another ladle full of milk and continue cooking the rice.
  • # After about 20 minutes, taste the rice. If it's plump and soft, then you know it's cooked. If not, continue adding milk and cooking until the rice is done. If you need more milk, warm up some more.
  • # Once the rice is cooked and the milk has been absorbed, take the rice pudding off the heat and add the remaining tablespoon of butter, either 2 tbsp. of sugar or vanilla sugar and the cardamom if using.
  • Mix well to combine everything.
  • Eat with a *smile*

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    " It was excellent "
    tinadc ate it and said...
    Tx for the great recipe... I am a single person and is always on the look out for interesting, tassty single portions... but I am sure this will be enough for 2 servings get a high 5 from me
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  • pieplate 13 years ago
    Interesting! Risotto as dessert. I do love risotto, but never thought of going the rice pudding route. MUST try this one.
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  • misahungry 13 years ago
    Reminds me of "arroz con leche" a classic Puerto Rican dish my mom would make in the winter to warm and comfort us. She made it with regular rice but I bet the creaminess is even BETTER with the arborio. Yum! Thanks for the smile.
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    " It was excellent "
    smooch ate it and said...
    Such a WOW recipe, this is great!
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    " It was excellent "
    noir ate it and said...
    Terrific! :)
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