Clichés are cliché because they are (mostly) true.
Like: “Live and Learn.” So true. Make a mistake, learn from it, avoid making the same mistake again.
“What goes around, comes around.” Well, everyone can identify with that one.
“Rice pudding is the essence of comfort.” Ok so I haven’t actually heard that one, but if it doesn’t exist, it should.
Soft, silky short grain rice, inflated and suspended in thick milky goodness…
Consumed while still steamy, or equally scrumptious warm or cold: there is a reason rice pudding is a nostalgic favorite all around the world.
1 cup short grain rice (arborio or sushi rice)
2 cups water
8 Tbsp sugar
4 cups milk, warmed
1/2 tsp vanilla or a pinch of mastica
Bring the rice and the water to a boil, simmer 15 minutes.
Add the sugar and the steaming warm milk.
Simmer 20 minutes more, stirring once in a while.
Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla or the mastica.
Pour into serving bowl.
Serve hot, warm, or cold.