White Chocolate Rice Pudding
White Chocolate Rice Pudding is a warm, comforting dessert that is befitting of the season with cranberries and pistachios.
An easy dessert for feeding a crowd that can really be enjoyed all year.
For the holidays and Christmas, I love the festive color and flavor combination of white chocolate, cranberry and pistachios. Along with the fruit and nuts, there’s vanilla and nutmeg.
In keeping with the festive theme, you should also check out my recipes for White Chocolate & Pistachio Bark, White Hot Chocolate, White Chocolate Pistachio & Cranberry Fudge and White Chocolate Florentine Cookies.
Are you team thick or team saucy? I’m team saucy. If you like it stick to the wall thick, cook the rice longer. It will thicken when you take if off the heat.
To achieve the creamiest consistency possible, I like to cook the rice in the milk instead of water so the rice absorbs the milk and not water and that makes this an easy, one-pan dessert. This way, no thickener is needed and the rice takes on all of the flavors.
This easy dessert is so easy to make and can be made ahead for your holiday dinner. Just refrigerate when it’s ready, then reheat in a heavy bottom pan. If it’s too thick, whisk in a little warm milk until it is the consistency you like.
You can serve this cold, room temperature or warm. I love it warm, because there’s nothing more comforting.
White short or long grain rice will work. I like the flavor nutmeg, but you can also substitute cinnamon.
I use a bar that I would eat, not baking chocolate. Baking chocolate does not melt as well as a good bar of chocolate that you eat.
Dairy Free Option
I also have a delicious Oat Milk Rice Pudding with a brûlée top. Almond, soy or any non-dairy milk you like will work.
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