Izzy Eats: The art of raising a gourmand, one bite at a time

Stirring tales of eating, cooking and foraging in my never-ending quest to provide, great-tasting (local and organic whenever possible) EATS for me and my boy(s).

Friday, February 22, 2008

Izzy's Rice Pudding: Snowy Day Comfort

Izzy awoke with that same sense of wonder he always has at the appearance of snow. He was giddy with excitement and spent hours out in the front yard and backyard. Scooping, stomping, sliding, and sitting in it. Once inside, while warming up, a creative impulse arose and over 18 works of art are now spread out upon the floor. Not only was he quite the prolific artist but he also wanted to make something from our "cooking and baking list", rice pudding. But he said he didn't want just plain old rice pudding, he wanted berry rice pudding. So I looked around for a recipe to guide us and I was inspired by this Raspberry Rice Pudding.

I came up with the following recipe while Izzy shook a stick at every snowflake to hit our yard. We were both delighted with the results.

Izzy's Raspberry Rice Pudding

3 cups milk

1 cup half and half

1/2 cup arborio rice

1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

few grinds nutmeg

few pinches of cinnamon

1. Bring milk and half and half to a boil. Add rice, cover and lower to a simmer for 45 minutes.
2. Add remainder of ingredients and simmer 5 minutes more.
3. Serve warm, room temperature, or cold.

Makes about 6 servings

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