Rice Pudding With Vanilla Bean, Orange and Rum

Recipe by Annacia
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 5
    cups whole milk
  • 23
    cup arborio rice or 2/3 cup other short-grain white rice
  • 1
    vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 2
    teaspoons dark rum (optional)
  • 1
    teaspoon grated orange peel
  • orange section (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine the milk and rice in a heavy medium saucepan. Scrape in the seeds from the vanilla bean; add the bean.
  • Bring the milk to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the rice is tender, stirring frequently, about 25 minutes.
  • Mix in the sugar, rum, and orange peel. Discard the vanilla bean.
  • Cook until the mixture thickens, 5 to 10 minutes longer.
  • Spoon the rice pudding into bowls.
  • Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 5 hours.
  • Serve with orange segments if desired.
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