For the rice pudding (serves 8):
7 cups whole milk
1 cup arborio rice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup sugar
Add the rice and milk to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low, stirring regularly, until the rice is cooked and the mixture is very thick (about 20 minutes). Stir in the sugar and vanilla and cook another two minutes. Pour into a large bowl and refrigerate at least 6 hours.
You can use whatever toppings you would like for your rice pudding bar, but here’s what I used.
1 quart of strawberries, stems removed and sliced, mixed with 1 tablespoon of sugar and allowed to rest an hour to become juicy
Chopped toasted almonds
Cinnamon sugar (1/4 cup sugar mixed with 2 teaspoons cinnamon)
Other ideas you might consider for toppings:
Blueberries or other berries
Crushed hard candy
Pumpkin pie spice
Other chopped nuts
This was a big hit and something I’ll be making again.
Looking for a fun new dessert option for your next party? Try a rice pudding bar. This is more interesting than a make your own sundae bar, but requires very little extra work. For the rice pudding (serves 8): 7 cups whole milk 1 cup arborio rice 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/3 cup sugar Add … Read more