It's goopy, it's sweet, it's soothing: it's rice pudding! Whether you like it warm or cold, rice pudding is a great dessert any time of year. And it's very easy to prepare, once you know how!
I have a lot of failed rice pudding attempts in my past. I never ate rice pudding as a child, so I had never seen it prepared. With only my adult experience of Kozy Shack rice pudding as a guide, I tried and failed with several different recipes.
Then I realized that you have to cook the rice first. That was a big "DUH" moment for me!
Rice pudding is a great way to dispose of rice leftovers. It works best with a white medium-grain rice, but really any rice will do. Lately I have taken to making it with cooked brown rice, because brown rice is a healthy whole grain, and we should eat more of those.
Don't be one of the 40% of Americans who eat NO whole grains! Have some rice pudding! (Slathering it in pudding may undercut its healthiness, but let's not discuss that.)