The best. This even got a thumbs up from the guys that don't usually like rice pudding!
1/4 cup pearl (very short grain) rice- I used "Compliments Calrose Rice"
1 cup homogenized milk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup 18% table cream*
Put rice and milk in the top of a double boiler (or in a thick bottomed pot). Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then cover and simmer slowly for about 2 hours, stirring once in a while, til rice is cooked and milk is almost completely absorbed.
Add sugar, vanilla and cream. Cook for 1 hour more, or til rice pudding is thick, before milk/cream is cooked away. Serve warm or cold.
makes 2 servings:
374 calories, 53 g carbohydrate, 35 g sugars, 14 g fat, 55 mg cholesterol, 7.1 g protein.
*If you used 10% fat cream, you will lower the calories, fat and cholesterol without loosing too much creaminess.