I had no intentions of making this recipe. First of all I do not like rice in liquid, and especially not in pudding (ick) and second of all it is a lot harder to bring rice pudding into work than it is to bring oh lets say, Cupcakes.
But when I told my taste testers that I would be taking a break this week they had a complete cow man! bart simpson. moo.
They said, But we will eat anything you make.
Oh really? Fine then you can get icky rice pudding.
I read on the TWD website today where Ms. Dorie Greenspan herself! said, The recipe is wrong! Cook the pudding for 55 minutes not 30 like the book says.
I completely ignored her and followed the recipe in the book. She said it would look soupy, mine looked soupy. So i put in the fridge that way. Left for the evening. When I got home and I said, This still looks like disgusting rice soup! So i dumped it back into the pot and then it thickened rightup. And I realized that I should've listened to Internet Dorie. Not Cookbook Dorie.
Now the rice pudding is resting in the fridge all nice and thick.
I made 2 flavors too.
The first one is with vanilla, raisins and a few cinnamon chips.
The second batch is Chocolate and vanilla.
I doubt I will try them.
I will save eating Arborio Rice when it's in some delicious Risotto!