Jim requested rice pudding at dinner last night. Now, I'm not a big fan of rice in sweet dishes. To me, rice is a savory ingredient and should be treated as such. I was never a big fan of rice pudding, but I can eat it if I must.
So I made a big batch of rice pudding today and although I find the flavor appealing, the texture is not my favorite. If I were choosing foods at a buffet, I would pass by the rice pudding and opt for the apple pie instead. However, it was interesting to make and a good lesson in how starches transform the liquids around them when heat is applied at a slow and gentle pace.
And so, without further ado, I give you my Rice Pudding Haiku...
Rice cloaked in sweetness and cream,
My tastebuds protest.