Fresh ginger adds an unexpected twist to traditional rice pudding. We dipped pieces of crystallized ginger in melted chocolate for a delicious garnish. Serve with steaming cups of tea.
Combine rice, milk, sugar, fresh and ground ginger, and salt in a medium saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until most but not all of the liquid has been absorbed and rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in heavy cream until combined. Serve warm.