There's a store in Montreal that is dedicated simply to rice pudding. Cocoa, hawaiian, marshmallow... it's incredible the flavours they have. But the one I just had to replicate was the Vanilla Bean pudding, which is creamy, flavourful and all-around addictive. Can you say best thing ever to make a bad day better? 'Cause I can.
Please note : Tiny Hands will not be joining us for this Instructable, because it was done almost entirely on the stove. And as Tiny Hands always says, "If it's hot, keep your paws off."
Step 1: What You're Gonna Need
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cups basmati rice (the nice long grain)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy (35%) whipping cream
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise (the short kind, about 4-5" long)
Large pot / saucepan
Time required: about one hour.
Make sure you're around to stir the pudding during the last half hour of cooking, to make sure you get the consistency you want.