Tuesday, November 18, 2008

TWD- Arborio Rice Pudding- White, Black, and Pumpkin Pie


This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Arborio Rice Pudding, White, Black (or both), was chosen by Isabelle of Les Gourmandises d'Isa. If you are interested in the recipe, which you should be, go visit her blog. In the recipe, Dorie suggests that you can make vanilla, chocolate, or both flavors of this rice pudding. Since I haven't ever made rice pudding and I don't really remember ever eating it, I decided to try both and why not throw another flavor combo in there as well. A couple of weeks ago over at Picky Palate, Jenny made Spiced Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding. Since I love pumpkin anything, I decided to use her idea for 1/3 of this rice pudding. I followed Dorie's directions and luckily read after she commented on the TWD P&Q page, so I knew the book had a typo. You have to keep this bubbling on the stove for 55 minutes, not the 30 mentioned in the book. After it had done it's time, I divided it into 3 as equal as possible portions and stirred 1 oz. finely chopped bittersweet chocoate in 1 bowl, 1 tsp pure vanilla extract into another bowl, and 2-3 Tbls. pumpkin puree, a large dash of cinnamon, a small dash of ground ginger, ground nutmeg, and ground allspice, into the third bowl. I divided the contents of each bowl in half and put the pudding into little dessert dishes, covered them carefully with plastic wrap, and put them in the fridge to wait the 6 hours.
The pudding thickened a bit, I don't know if it was enough? Maybe it was a little soupy- I think it appears soupier than it was?, but it still tasted good. All of the flavors were wonderful, although I think the pumpkin flavor was my favorite. I don't know if it ended up being as thick as it is supposed to be, but my mom approved and she used to have rice pudding alot growing up. She said her mom always baked it in the oven- hmm? Anyway, she preferred the vanilla flavor. My daughter loved all the flavors, so basically you can't lose with whatever combination you decide to go with!
Go to the TWD Blogroll to see what other flavor combinations the rest of the TWD crew came up with!

Up Next- Mini Calzones and Italian Seasoned Roasted Veggies!


22 comments:

n.o.e said...

I think yours looks so good. Mine was too thick! And the pumpkin sounds really yummy. I love everything pumpkin also, but I made a pumpkin bread pudding a couple of weeks ago that was wretched!
Nancy

Marie said...

Your puddings look wonderful Mary Ann!! I think the idea of pumpkin flavoured rice pudding sound delicious and very timely! Well done! Mine was a bit soupy, but delicious nonetheless!

Steph said...

Pumpkin sounds like a great idea! Your pudding doesn't look soupy.. mine does!

Maria said...

Pumpkin sounds really good!! The puddings look great!

Sarah said...

great minds think alike...i did pumpkin too. and i am kicking myself for not reading the notes on the website. i only cooked mine for 30 minutes and it was too runny. oh well...yours turned out great!

Cathy said...

Oh, pumpkin! That sounds wonderful, and so perfect for a "fall rice pudding." I think you got the perfect consistency!

chocolatechic said...

oooOOoooo Pumpkin pie.

Anne said...

Yours looks good! I love the pumpkin flavor- that looks delicious. My grandma used to bake hers, too. Maybe they're on to something?

pinkstripes said...

The pumpkin pie flavor sounds interesting. Your puddings look yummy.

Isabelle said...

jolies photos et bon travail :)

Melissa said...

The pumpkin sounds really delicious! And your pudding looks like the perfect consistency. Great job!

priscilla said...

yummy! i need to try some rice pudding....i think i have had it maybe only once.

Engineer Baker said...

Ooo... pumpkin pie - love it in any way, shape, or form. Fabulous.

Tammy said...

oumpkin sounds delicious!!! My Grandma used to bake hers in the oven too - I think that's how it gets that awful skin

kim said...

ooh pumpkin pie flavor, that is inspired!! :) it looks great. good to know it was still runny even at 55 min. i am adding more rice next time!

Pamela said...

I must say that the pumpkin pie rice pudding has me curious. Even though it's not truly my idea of a fab dessert, this does sound delicious! Great job.

The Blonde Duck said...

Bring on the mini calzones! I can't wait!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

mmmm...pumpkin RP sounds so festive! good thinking!

Jacque said...

Mmm, you get bonus points for making three flavors! Yum, I'll bet the pumpkin was good.

The Food Librarian said...

Three flavors! Yummy! I think your consistency is perfect...mine was a little too thick.

Teanna said...

PUMPKIN!!!!! That's actually awesome! Every week you think of something amazing! And I love your page redesign! It looks great!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

what a great idea to flavor one with pumpkin. That's perfect for this time of year!