Budino diRiso

Budino diRiso
Recipe type: desserts
  • 5 cups whole milk
  • 1 up arborio or similar short-grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup sultana (golden) raisins
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine the milk with the rice.
  2. Bring the milk to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer until the rice is tender, stirring frequently to keep the rice from sticking. This will take about 20 minutes.
  4. Add the vanilla extract, sugar, raisins and lemon zest.
  5. Book the mixture until it thickens, about 8-10 min. longer.
  6. Spoon the pudding into individual serving bowls or mini-souffle dishes.
  7. Cool.
  8. Cover tightly and chill for several hours or overnight.
  9. The pudding will keep for 4-5 days.
  10. Serve the pudding with various sauces and garnishes. For example, drizzle a strawberry or raspberry coulis over the top. Garnish with segments of orange or sliced fresh strawberries or shaved dark chocolate or finely c hopped hazelnuts. Add a bit of whipped cream or a dollop of mascarpone to the top.