German Rice Pudding (Milchreis)
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- 1 c
- short grain white rice
- 1/4 c
- granulated sugar
- 3 c
- milk (my preference is 2%)
- 1 c
- 1/8 tsp
- (2-inch length) vanilla bean or 1 tsp vanilla extract
1Mix the rice, sugar and salt in a large saucepan. Stir in the milk and cream, and add the whole piece of vanilla bean. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring often.
2Reduce heat and simmer the rice for 30 minutes, or until soft and milk/cream mixture becomes thick. Stir often.
3Scratch out vanilla seeds and stir into pudding. Discard vanilla bean pod.
4Serve warm with cinnamon and sugar or fruit (or both) sprinkled on top.