Tres Leches Rice Pudding – Smitten Kitchen
People are either in the corner of loving rice pudding (overall legit people in general) or hating it (those that kick puppies). It’s similar to tapioca. Do you like tapioca pudding (aka, you’re a fun, energetic, intelligent person), or do you hate it (otherwise known as a complete dud of a human). Now that I think about it, these questions should really be among the first you ask when entering into a new relationship or friendship.
I have had the tres leches rice pudding recipe marked in my Smitten Kitchen cookbook from the the day it entered into my home but finally, tonight was the night. If you’d like to read a review of the cookbook, click my post here.
As you know by now if you’re a consistent reader of my blog, I’m not into sweets so the desserts section of most of my cookbooks are without any notes, as I rarely even flip through them. Tonight’s occasion? A night with my girl, who does love sweets and, at the tender age of 9, needs to be converted into a lover of rice pudding as to not fail at life.
This recipe is really, really easy. It’s the kind of recipe where you pour a bunch a stuff into a pan, stir it a bit and magic just suddenly happens. I will say that it would be helpful to use a large pan, instead of the medium the recipe calls for, as the rolling simmer you keep the concoction on seems to come annoyingly close to the top of the pan. For serving, I used inexpensive stemless martini glasses similar to these, however any small bowl or glass will do. The sweet whipped cream on top adds the perfect touch and Jovie and I enjoyed it immensely. I think you will too.