Rainy Day Rice Pudding

We've been pretty lucky weather-wise here in Halifax this summer. Nothing but full blown sunshine until today.

Today it is damp and gloomy and grey. 

It's a Rice Pudding kind of day.

Warm, straight from the pot with a good shaving of fresh nutmeg and cinnamon on top.

Rainy Day Rice Pudding

1 Tbsp butter

3/4 C Arborio rice

1.5 C water

1/4 tsp salt

1.5 C milk + 1/2 C

1/2 C sugar

1 tsp vanilla

  • melt butter in medium sized saucepan - sautée rice in butter 1-2 minutes - add water and salt - bring to boil - lower heat and simmer 20 minutes until water is absorbed
  • add 1.5 C milk - bring to simmer - cook 20 minutes until thick and creamy - add sugar
  • in small bowl whisk remaining 1/2 cup milk and the egg together - slowly add some hot rice to the milk/egg mix, a little at a time, whisking constantly until you've added 1/2 C hot rice
  • pour tempered egg/milk mix into pot of rice - cook 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly, until thick and creamy
  • remove from heat - add vanilla
  • garnish with fresh grated nutmeg, cinnamon, a drizzle of honey, maple syrup, shaved chocolate or anything else you like

(recipe adapted from here)