I thought I would miss the sugar in the pudding but surprisingly not! After stirring the milk into the rice I increased the heat to medium-high *just* until the milk was very hot but *NOT* boiling. For presentation the rice was served in a deep serving bowl, pistachios arranged around the edge, a drizzle of local blackberry honey around the edge, too. Two dates were thinly sliced and arranged on top with a spoonful of locally made boysenberry-raspberry jam in the center. Finally, a sprinkle of ground cardamom over the surface. The rose water was reduced to 1 tablespoon. Did you mean 1/2 cup rose water? Is that correct? Reviewed for NA*ME/Summer 2012.
I agree that is is nice & light which is very nice. It didn't thicken enough for me; actually it loosened up after it had sat for a bit. (?) If I hadn't finished my rosewater :o I would have added more. I went ahead & added some very nice lavender honey to the whole dish - 1/3- 1/2c total. Delicious. But very soupy. Off to have some now. Made for NA*ME Tag,