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Thursday, May 07, 2009

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W
e all learned a thing or two from our parents or grandparents or whomever it was that we watched cook when we were young; I am no exception to this. I am however proud to say that I dont do things the way that I saw them done or learned the first time and rice pudding is one of those examples. My grandmother had the most influence on me in the rice pudding department as she would make it in the oven. Her rice pudding was the standard for me for all rice puddings until I came up with my own twist. I do a custard style rice pudding, I like the creaminess and I like the softness of the rice - plus it gives the flavors a chance to mature and yes it takes a little time and a little effort but dont all good things? I have seen a lot of people simply pouring sweetened and flavored warm milk over cooked rice and calling that rice pudding - that to me is nothing more than rice with sweet liquid poured over it.



I am going to start posting recipes if any of you are interested. I dont use recipes myself so it is going to require that I take the extra time to spell out the times and measurements but I think it is worth it for those of you that would like to try some of my offerings. Be patient with me while I transition into it past the narrative style and into more the instructional style.

29 comments:

KennyT said...

I'll be patient stealing all your secret recipes, hehe, thank you.

Pavithra said...

Wow yah its really looking creamy and sure everyone will lick the spoon at the end..Lovely pic

snugs said...

I've never had rice pudding either..Reeni has a blogger BFF, I want a blogger BFF , will you be my BFF doggy? I mean afterall I've gained 10 #'s since stumbling upon your blog and being exposed to all these foodies..so technically these are your 10 #'s, it all started with that homemade ravioli ya know...and the creme brulee filled pumpkins didn't help, now I am going to have to try the rice pudding.

Bina said...

oh my God I love rice pudding! And that looks like the best I have ever seen!!! Yummy!!!!!

Reeni♥ said...

How funny - my Mom was just talking about making some baked rice pudding. And now here you are with your mouth-watering pictures.

I'm so happy! That you are going to share your tasty recipes with us. I can wait, for the good things to come. I'm pretty sure your recipes will rock!

doggybloggy said...

kennyT: no problem - I would be flattered

pavithra: very creamy and thanks...

snugs: what? no rice pudding? where have you been? Sure you can call me your BFF but I dont want those 10# calling me anything....

bina: thanks bina...it is super yummy I wish you could taste it....

doggybloggy said...

reeni: snuck in while I was responding - recipes - its going to take some discipline for me to write them down in the recipe format thats for sure!

Anette said...

This is exactly how proper ricepudding looks in Norway. Round rice, slowcooked on low heat. with milk and a pinch of salt. even if I use semi skimmed milk, it still gets creamy because it cooks slowly (about an hour) Before serving we use cinnamon, sugar and a nob of butter in the middle. (we call it a "smørøye": butter eye. Your grandma knew the trick!

Sweta said...

Michelle at Find Your balance is hosting a Mom's Real food recipe carnival,and I'm sure she'd love to have the original recipe from your gran :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum for the rice pudding! It looks heavenly!

Dawn said...

that was one of the hardest things to do when I first started blogging was sitting down and writing out what the heck I just put in my latest crazy concoction. It was so hard for me that I literally had to have a mini recorder to just speak into and record as I went along.
Good luck! LOL

ARUNA said...

wow sooo creamy....always wanted to try a rice pudding but never did till now! And that mint has totally changed the look of the dish, truly gorgeous!

Jill said...

Worth it!! I'm a patient girl...

mickmahogany said...

try some of my offeringsHot Diggity Dog

Jenn said...

I've had steamed rice cakes, but never rice pudding. Must try some out. Trying out a new format, eh? I'll be patiently waiting for the first recipe to show up.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I'd make this if you posted it. My husband adores rice pudding. There's a place in NYC that sells ONLY rice pudding -called Rice to Riches. The flavors are intense, and delicious.

The Diva on a Diet said...

Personally, I hope you'll kick off the recipe-style you with the instructions for this awesome looking rice pudding. I could sure go for somma dat right now!

I'll tell you one thing, having to create an actual, usable recipes for some of the dishes I make by route is one of the hardest things I've ever done. It took me longer to work out a recipe for my favorite carrot soup than it did for me to create it. Good luck!

doggybloggy said...

anette: how could it not be -I bet I dont even make mine 'creamy' enough.

sweta: it involves baking!

5 star: thick, vanilla-e and smooth.

dawn: dont count on me doing it to quick - I have tried and failed.

aruna: I bet its something like a Kheer....

jill: good patient girl....

marblemicky: If I could process it to send I would have sent you some already

jenn: can you hold your breath a long time?

ciao: I will try - and I will look into rice to riches -

diva: tell me about it - my recipe would go like this: pretend you are making sweet risotto but do it more like a custard. remember stirring makes it thick and creamy.

Donna-FFW said...

Well, its about time you shared your recipes, mister. I was beginning to think you were all about the tease.

Sweta said...

Baking??!! :p Then-not interested!I'll stick to "kheer"(pudding/kheer-whatz in a name??Chez wot?

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Rice pudding is a staple dessert we are served after lunch most saturdays and during festivities... I just love them... creamy and yummy, I guess I can dive in and pick that bowl for dessert which my tummy is not gonna deny after a hefty dinner ;)

fourthsensesamayal said...

Looks really interesting and yummy.. waiting to know how to make it.. :)

Leela said...

Yes, please post the recipes. I love anything made with rice and rice pudding is at the top of the list.

Love your new profile pic! :)

pigpigscorner said...

Looks super creamy! I'll be patiently waiting ;-)

TavoLini said...

I'm lame, I admit it. Rice pudding, bread pudding, ricotta--I just don't have a taste for any of these dishes. It does look pretty, though.

What made you decide to post recipes?

Beth said...

mmmmm, I love me some rice pudding...without the raisins. raisins are gross.

starrlife said...

I will be utterly patient for rice pudding..... I'm waiting!

Tangled Noodle said...

I will never, ever get tired of rice pudding.

Recipes would be great but honestly, without them your posts are a way of challenging us to test our own skills - can we ID all of your ingredients? Your techniques? Hope you'll still throw down the gauntlet occasionally with a recipe-less dish that has us craving for more!

Sophie said...

I love rice puddings with a twist: like chocolately ones & cardamom ones & even the normal ones like this: yummie!

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