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…


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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