Tuesdays with Dorie: Arborio Rice Pudding

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?

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.

10 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie: Arborio Rice Pudding

  1. did you add the milk in small installments- waiting until it was adsorbed before adding more?
    that’s the way that you make risotto with arborio rice and it usually makes a fairly creamy pudding like rice. I don’t know *why* you need to add the broth in small amounts but it works.

  2. mine was thin too! did you see dorie's post on the p&q? apparently it was supposed to cook for 55 min… not 30. d'oh. love your sundae glasses 🙂

  3. i think many of us ended up with rice and milk soup! I would temper in 1-2 eggs (just like making ice cream)…i made the adjustment, and got a thick and creamy texture I was looking for.

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