Kierin Baldwin, the pastry chef at New York City's The Dutch, infuses coconut milk into grains of forbidden rice, a nutty heirloom variety alleged to have once been eaten exclusively by ancient Chinese emperors.
This is comfort food at its sweetest and most gentle: a rice pudding cooked in a medium oven, watched carefully, and flavored with a touch of cinnamon You can top it off with raisins or currants, some toasted pecans or a bit of brown sugar — or just leave it alone.
NYT Cooking: For me, a dinner party is a chance to try all those recipes that serve as bedside reading. For dessert, I dug around my cookbook collection and decided on a Moroccan rice pudding (or roz bil hleeb) from Paula Wolfert, made with almond milk and orange flower water.
Rice To Riches (NYC) The store is set up like a traditional scoop shop, but rice pudding replaces ice cream. There’s the “Old Fashioned Romance” (traditional rice pudding, nothing on it), as well as quirkier flavors like “Keylime Love Letter,” or “Sex Drugs and Rocky Road.” And, if you really can’t get enough, you can take home an 80-ounce container for just $40.