My daughter really hates milk. Like completely refuses to drink the stuff. So, in an attempt to get some dairy and a few extra calories into her little one year old body, I made rice pudding.
Rice Pudding - Risotto Style
In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Pour in rice and stir until all grains have been coated with butter. Pour in enough milk to cover rice by about 1/4 inch. Stir continuously until rice has soaked up the majority of the milk. Continue this process of adding milk and stirring until rice has softened completely. (About 5 rounds of pouring and stirring for me!) For the last 5-10 minutes of cooking, stir in brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Take off heat and stir in vanilla. Serve warm.
-If you run out of milk and your rice is still a little chewy, add in more milk until its completely soft. Also, if your rice has stopped soaking in the milk, then odds are its soft and your rice pudding is done!-Once the brown sugar is added, the rice pudding may seem a little watery, but no fear! The rice will soak it up!-If you're not wanting to spend the time stirring, add all ingredients except vanilla to a large pot and simmer it for 30 minutes. Stir and try the rice. If its still chewy, it needs to cook longer. If there isn't enough 'sauce' add in more milk. Stir in vanilla once the rice is completely soft.