As mentioned in Day 48 of The Challenge
This is very definitely a comfort food. It is super simple but you just have to have the patience to stir for about 45 minutes. I like mine sweet, but not super sweet. Feel free to add more sugar though if you feel it needs it for you. It is also very easy to vary the flavouring depending on what you are in the mood for by changing what goes into the pudding. At its core, it is short grain rice, milk and a little sugar. I almost always add raisins too. Beyond that, you can add brown sugar, jam, spices or apple sauce. The possibilities are endless! Toppings like toasted slivered almonds add a contrasting texture. As with the flavours, toppings are up to you.
1 tbsp butter
1 c short grain rice
1/2 c raisin
4 - 4 1/2 c milk
1/2 - 1 c sugar
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp fresh nutmeg
1 - 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1) Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the rice. Stir briefly then allow the rice to go transparent in the butter.
2) Once the grains are transparent, add the other ingredients and stir. It will take about 45 minutes for the rice to absorb all the liquid and to thicken to a pudding. Serve it up and add any toppings you want!
I grew up having this only after trips to see my German grandparents when we would pick up the special rice for Milchreis. It was and is a once in a blue moon dessert, but I love it!