This dense, creamy pudding is cooked with sweet spices and fruit. Enjoy it warm or cold, and top it with fruit for a simple dessert.
Adapted from the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).
The key to good rice pudding is its texture. So for the best rice pudding, cook it slowly. Overcooked pudding will have the texture of a solid mass rather than the creamy mixture that makes this dessert so desirable. Long-grained rice works best; try basmati, jasmine, or popcorn rice for even more variety.
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