To me, rice pudding has always felt like one of those foods on the school cafeteria dessert menu that didn’t really feel like dessert or a treat. It was always gelatinous looking and tasted as if it came out of a can or box. It wasn’t until several years ago when my mother-in-law told me about her passion for homemade rice pudding that I considered making it myself. I was in culinary school at the time, so it felt like a fun challenge. My mother-in-law loves it creamy with a sweet vanilla taste, so I aimed to please and she approved of the result.
Now that we offer Kenya dessert once in a while, we try to give him things that will satisfy his sweet tooth, but are also healthy and nutritious. This rice pudding recipe, which is a weelicious spin on my other version, is heaven. It’s so easy to make and you can easily double the recipe to feed a crowd or just to have some in the fridge all week — though every time I make this, it doesn’t last that long.
Creamy Rice Pudding
- 3 1/2 Cups Milk (you can use rice or almond milk to make this dairy free)
- 1/2 Cup Short Grained Rice (or Arborio)
- 1/2 Vanilla Bean or 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Tbsp agave