We’ve been pretty lucky weather-wise here in Halifax this summer. Nothing but full blown sunshine until today.
Today it is damp and gloomy and grey.
It’s a Rice Pudding kind of day.
Warm, straight from the pot with a good shaving of fresh nutmeg and cinnamon on top.
Rainy Day Rice Pudding
1 Tbsp butter
3/4 C Arborio rice
1.5 C water
1/4 tsp salt
1.5 C milk + 1/2 C
1/2 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
melt butter in medium sized saucepan – sautée rice in butter 1-2 minutes – add water and salt – bring to boil – lower heat and simmer 20 minutes until water is absorbed
add 1.5 C milk – bring to simmer – cook 20 minutes until thick and creamy – add sugar
in small bowl whisk remaining 1/2 cup milk and the egg together – slowly add some hot rice to the milk/egg mix, a little at a time, whisking constantly until you’ve added 1/2 C hot rice
pour tempered egg/milk mix into pot of rice – cook 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly, until thick and creamy
remove from heat – add vanilla
garnish with fresh grated nutmeg, cinnamon, a drizzle of honey, maple syrup, shaved chocolate or anything else you like
(recipe adapted from here)