• 6 cups whole milk
  • 3 cardamom pods (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup long grain rice
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeded
  • Berry sauce, recipe follows


  1. Combine the milk, cardamom, sugar and salt in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer.
  2. Stir in the rice and reduce heat to low. Cook, while stirring, until rice is soft and pudding like, about 50-55 minutes.
  3. Stir in the vanilla bean seeds. Carefully remove cardamom pods.
  4. Remove pudding to a bowl. Let cool, then cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. To serve, spoon into a glass serving cup and layer with the berry sauce.