Monday, March 21, 2011

Hot Rice Pudding with sugar&cinnamon

When I was a kid once a week my grandmas would cook a "sweet lunch" for me.
Rice pudding was one of my most favorite dishes.
Here is the recipe for how my grandmas used to make it for me.
It's rich, hot, creamy and definitely not recommendable if you are trying to lose weight.

Here's what you need:

250g round grain rice (risotto, Italian rice)

900ml whole milk
100ml cream
1½Tbsp vanilla sugar
pinch of salt
white sugar


Mix milk and cream with vanilla sugar and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil (be careful not to have it boil over). Stir in the rice and let it all boil for a maximum of 2-3 minutes.
Turn off the heat and cover the saucepan with a lit.
Let the rice sit and soak for at least 30-40 minutes (depends on the rice!) but until the rice is soft and there is no spare milk left over. It should have a heavy and creamy texture.
Stir every five minutes!
If the rice got too cold or there is milk left over but the rice is already soft you can also turn on the heat again to fasten up a little.

Carefully melt some butter (depends on how much you want) in a pan until golden brown.
Mix sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.

Sprinkle the sugar&cinnamon mix and pour the brown butter over the rice pudding.
Serve hot!

  • Of course you can also eat it cold. But it is so much better when served hot!
  • Some people like to add grated lemon zest to their rice. I never liked that so much and preferred the recipe to be as simple and pure as possible. But that's just a personal thing.
  • You can also serve it with hot and thickened cherry sauce.
  • And yes, you don't necessarily need the cream. Just milk (1ltr.) will be just fine...

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