I love rice pudding. It’s easy to make, satisfying and you can change the flavors in hundreds of way. I tend to cycle between :
- Vanilla and cinnamon
- Vanilla and oranges
- Spices! (usually green cardamom, cinnamon, sapote and vanilla)
Today I felt like something perfumed with orange blossom water, so I built from that. It’s not traditional by any sense, but I like it ans it’s the proof you can play around!
2 1/2 cup od whole (3.25%) milk
1/3 cup jasmine rice
1 vanilla bean (or 1 tea spoon vanilla extract)
1/4 tea spoon fleur de sel
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tea spoon orange blossom water
1/2 tea spoon freshly grated ginger
1/8 tea spoon sapote, freshly grated
1. In a thick bottom pot, combine the milk, rice, salt, ginger, sapote and vanilla bean (if using). Bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium low until the ride is tender. Stir frequently to avoid sticking.