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Vanilla Rice Pudding

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: maryjane robbins

Vanilla Rice Pudding Recipe

Rich, silky, creamy — rice pudding is comfort in a bowl. The pudding by itself is wonderful, but when the heavenly scent and flavor of two vanillas are added, you just can't ask for a better dessert.

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Yield
approximately 2 cups pudding

Ingredients

Choose your measure:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sushi or Arborio rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, King Arthur Pure Vanilla Extract preferred
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Crush or King Arthur Pure Vanilla Plus
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Place the milk, 3/4 cup cream, sugar, rice, and King Arthur Pure Vanilla Extract in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, for 30 to 40 minutes, until thickened. This is very similar to cooking risotto.
  3. Test the rice to ensure it's done. You want a firm bite, but no crunchy center to the kernel.
  4. Remove the pudding from the heat, and stir in the remaining 1/4 cup cream and the Vanilla Bean Crush or Pure Vanilla Plus, along with a pinch of salt.
  5. Serve warm; or refrigerate, well covered, and serve chilled. Sprinkle with a touch of ground cinnamon, if desired.
  6. Yield: about 2 cups pudding.