Puddings

Vanilla Rice Pudding

I have had this abhorrent, abominable and downright excruciating migraine headache for two days now.

I’m starting to get cranky….

Yesterday, I struggled throughout the entire day – alternating waves of blinding pain and stomach wrenching nausea.  Today, the nausea has mostly subsided, however the pain is persistent  — and quite frankly I’m ready to hand it an eviction notice.

After I pick up the posse from school this afternoon, my plan is to enjoy another bowl of rice pudding, curl up on my bed, and tell them to fend for themselves…

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Well, I might do that anyway…..I simply won’t tell them that my headache is gone….

Vanilla Rice Pudding – adapted from Martha Stewart

1 cup short-grain Italian rice, such as Arborio
1 3/4 cups water
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
1 cup heavy cream

Put rice, water, milk, sugar, vanilla bean and seeds into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat. Cover, and simmer until almost all of the liquid has been absorbed, 16 to 17 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir until smooth. Transfer to a bowl; let cool. Discard vanilla bean.

Beat cream until very soft peaks form. Fold into rice mixture. Divide pudding among serving dishes; top with cinnamon.

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