Rice Pudding

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take some time to slow down, enjoy life

and savor the simple things like 

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding


Do you ever feel like you’re going as fast as you can, from the minute your feet first hit the ground in the morning, to the minute your head hits the pillow at night, and yet you still are not getting done what needs to get done.

rice Pudding


there are deadlines to meet {real or self-imposed}

household tasks to be completed

kids and husbands {along with numerous furry and feathered friends} that need feeding regularly

emails and phone calls to answer

you get the idea

life is busy, and it’s just going too quickly


Rice Pudding


when did it become the middle of November? Wasn’t October first like yesterday.

So, this afternoon, while my daughter worked on her ever changing, VERY glittery, turkey project for school, I slowed down, watched the glitter fall, and stirred  my rice pudding.


Rice Pudding


Rice Pudding


  • 1 cup of arborio rice
  • 1 - 1/2 cups of half and half {or whole milk}
  • 8 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • add rice to a medium sized saucepan
  • add enough water to just cover the rice
  • bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes
  • stir in the half and half and the sugar
  • bring to a slow boil, stirring frequently
  • simmer 35 - 45 minutes {if milk absorbs too quickly - you can add a bit more, just a few tbsp at a time}
  • the rice should be soft and creamy, not hard and chewy at all.
  • all kitchen appliances work differently, so taste and test the rice for doneness
  • remove from the heat, stir in vanilla, or other spices {I love a little nutmeg in my pudding}
  • serve warm