Isabella of Les gourmandises d’Isa selected Arborio Rice Pudding as this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. The full recipe can be found on Isabella’s site (in French) or by purchasing Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.
Before I talk about the recipe a big shout out to Rachel of Raspberry Chip! Rachel’s son, LG is the same age as Bo and I’ve been following her blog since shortly after their birth. She is an phenomenal Mom and was kind enough to run to her local Whole Foods, buy me some Arborio rice and mail it to me! Thanks again, Rachel! I love the blogosphere! While this recipe did take some time to prepare, it was probably one of the simplest recipes Dorie has ever written (and I somehow managed to screw it up??!!). The first step was to parboil the rice.
After the rice cooked I brought the milk and sugar to boil. Then I added in the rice and let it simmer. While the mixture was simmering I chopped my chocolate. I decided to make both vanilla and chocolate so that I could try both versions of the pudding.
I used two large bowls and added vanilla to one, and chocolate to the other.
Then I spooned the pudding into fancy serving dishes.
Unfortunately, even after sitting in the refrigerator overnight, the pudding did not thicken. It tasted good — but it was like eating milk with sugar and rice, not pudding like. Did anyone else have this issue? My mom and I both love rice pudding but she said this wasn’t one of her favorites. I think I may try it again and add a bit of cornstarch. Thoughts?
While this recipe did take some time to prepare, it was probably one of the simplest recipes Dorie has ever written (and I somehow managed to screw it up??!!). The first step was to parboil the rice.
Next week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is a pie for Thanksgiving. Since I will be making this for our Thanksgiving meal I will not post my recipe until next Friday! So I guess it will be a Friday with Dorie next week.