A handful of rice and a whole lot of milk make magic in the oven. A whole vanilla pod flavors the pudding, and the entire thing is topped with a cherry syrup spiked with rum. It's comfort in a dish.
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It's always a treat when you can combine tart and sweet elements in one dessert. This rice pudding from Southern Living: Classic Southern Desserts does just that. Creamy rice pudding and sweet white chocolate blend well with a citrusy cherry sauce.
For those chilly nights ahead: a warm bowl of creamy chocolate rice pudding made with short to medium grain rice.
They don't call Mark Bittman, author of How to Cook Everything The Basics, The Minimalist for nothing. His recipes are simple, straightforward, and often pared down to their bare essential ingredients. Plus, he's not one to add in labor intensive steps. Take this Rice Pudding in the Oven—it's a solid dessert that requires nothing more than tossing rice, milk, and sugar into a gratin dish, and baking for roughly two hours. Sure, you have to stir the pot every now and again, but really, it's nearly effortless. And the pudding? Well, it's a beautiful batch of rice pudding: mild, milky, and entirely comforting.
[Photograph: Leela Punyaratabandhu] An easier, quicker, more stovetop-friendly version of the iconic Thai dessert, Khao Niao Ma-muang, this coconut rice pudding and mango retains all of the flavors found in the original dish by which it is inspired. Pandan leaves...
This arroz con leche is flavored with orange rind, cinnamon, and (optional but highly recommended!) dark rum; the scent is deep and sultry.
This rice pudding uses coconut milk, and dried coconut, plus a few extras like rice and sugar and cream to make this creamy coconut concoction, inspired by Thai coconut rice and coconut ice cream. It's luscious, not too sweet, decadent, exotic, and comforting. How's that for a dessert!
Note: They use long grain Basmati rice at Bombay Grill, and I love the way it crumbles into an uneven texture, but short grain rice will also work. If you have a few vanilla beans, I'd recommend throwing them in...
When you think about it, making rice pudding in a rice cooker makes total sense, since it eliminates the need to stir stovetop and pretty much guarantees perfectly cooked rice. The recipe, like most of the other recipes in The Pot and How to Use It, is really just a matter of piling all of the ingredients into the cooker, giving them a little stir, and waiting for the pot to do its magic. About 10 minutes into cooking the pot starts to steam and give off an intoxicating mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter aromas—warm, sweet, and totally amazing.
"Karen DeMasco has come up with a rice pudding that surpasses the cafeteria tray by leaps and bounds." Rice pudding is mostly served in places where dessert is more of an afterthought than the main event. It's the go-to dessert...