Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie~Arborio Rice Pudding



Hoooooray and WOOHOO for RICE PUDDING!! This is one of Nate's favorite things, that I have never made, so I was happy to see Arborio Rice Pudding on the agenda for this weeks edition of TUESDAYS WITH DORIE.

A BIG THANKS to Isabelle of Les Groumandises d'Isa for choosing this desert, I look forward to making this again~



Visit Isabelle's blog using the link above for the recipe~

Here are my notes;
I par-boiled the rice for the 10 minutes listed in the book, and next time would par-boil for 15 (because I cooked it for 40 minutes, not 30 in the milk and it was still a little too aldente) I also increased the amount of Arborio rice to a little less than 3/4 cups and kept the milk the same after reading many TWD'ers who felt the mix was too thin...mine was SUPER thick! I think next time my ratio will be 1/2 cup rice to the 3 1/4 cups of milk.

Also, because (by now) we all know NATE LOVES RAISINS, I decided to go the rum-raisin route for a fun mix-in.

I used two lil'boxes of Sun-Maid raisins
Soaked in just enough warm water to cover them for about 4 minutes, then when the pudding was almost done I heated the raisins with 2 T. dark rum, 2 T brown sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon over medium heat for about 5 minutes, then lowered the heat for 3 minutes to thicken up the mix. Even I liked this, raisins and all....go figure!

Next week's TWD will be posted a little late since I'll be taking it to Thanksgiving dinner~ STAY TUNED....

14 comments:

Maria said...

I am so glad you put in raisins! that is a must for rice pudding! Looks good!

chocolatechic said...

Lovely pictures.

Karen said...

Your rice pudding is the best I've seen - the raisins add a lot (to the picture AND the taste!)

Isabelle said...

il est bien réussi ! bravo :)

Engineer Baker said...

Mmm... Rum raisin rice pudding. Seriously, this version is the only one I like, and yours looks perfect.

pinkstripes said...

How can rum raisin pudding not taste good? YUM!

MaryBeth said...

I simply love a good rice pudding, especially one with raisins.

Megan said...

I'd eat the raisins too after the bath you gave them! Rum and brown sugar? We have a winner!

The Food Librarian said...

Your rice pudding looks fantastic! Love the addition of raisins (I'm shocked Dorie didn't have us add them since she puts them in every recipe!!)

Linda said...

Rice pudding was tough to photograph (something that looks like lumpy paste is definitely not photogenic), but these your dessert looks so lucsious and creamy...great job!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your pudding looks fabulous!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Rum-raisins sounds like a great way to boost the flavor!

Teanna said...

SO glad you loved this! I like your enthusiasm for rice pudding! haha!

Jaime said...

well done! i did not have to increase the amount of rice in mine and it turned out just fine. the key is the time on the stove...