This is my first Tuesday with Dorie and i'm glad i'm starting off with this recipe.
It has been years since i last made rice pudding. Its an interesting recipe as i've never made rice pudding using this method (i guess i've been doing it wrong all along!). I've always baked my rice pudding and have always thought of it as an 'ok' dessert. I couldn't understand why some friends would rave about rice pudding. Now i know!
I had no problems at any stage of the recipe. I was out of vanilla extract so i used vanilla bean paste instead. The pudding looks great with all the little vanilla seeds. Before it started to thicken, the look of it reminded me of vanilla ice-cream.
It never really did thicken to the consistency i would have liked, but the taste was spectacular. Best rice pudding i have tasted. I think my two sons are really going to like this.