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1 cup arborio rice, rinsed
8 cups whole milk
1/2 vanilla bean, split and scraped
1/2 cup sugar
pinch kosher salt
1/4 cup whipping cream
In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, combine rice, milk, vanilla pod and seeds, sugar and salt. Over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, bring to a boil. Continuing to stir frequently, reduce heat and simmer 35-40 minutes, until rice is tender and liquid absorbed. Remove pod, stir in cream and transfer to a shallow glass baking dish (the greater surface area will allow quick cooling and prevent early spoilage). Cover with plastic wrap, making contact with the pudding to prevent a skin from forming. Cool for half an hour then transfer to the fridge to chill before serving.
Optional: For chocolate rice pudding, stir in 3 oz of good-quality chopped dark chocolate along with the cream, stir until melted and combined.

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