Riz au lait is a French rice pudding… but comparing both recipes would be like comparing a Risotto milanese with a bowl of Minute Rice. Short-grain rice is used to prepare the riz au lait . I use Arborio rice, and the result is absolutelly delicious. The secret is to slowly cook a small amount of rice into a lot of milk, some sugar and seasonings (vanilla, citrus zests, cinnamon, etc…) and let it simmer until the starch released from the rice creates an extra-creamy texture, like a sweet risotto :) You can top the riz au lait with any fruit or sauce. I chose pear, with cardamom.
Recipe posted by Catherine Cuisine