Oatmeal. Muesli. Rice Pudding. What do these three have in common?
They all have the consistency of vomit.
And I, my friends, do not like to willingly eat vomit.
When I saw that Isabelle from Les gourmandises d'Isa chose rice pudding, I threw up in my mouth a little. I immediately harkened back to the things my mother would say in the days when she would not let me get up from the table until I finished my food. It could have been boiled carrots, potatoes au gratin (from the box), or Velveeta Shells and Cheese (all of which, I detest with a passion), but mostly it was oatmeal. Thick and sludgy, I often wanted to take the oatmeal and fix any patches in the wall because it looked like it had a better purpose being a caulking agent rather than something that you should find nourishment in.
"It will stick to your bones!" she would say.
What does that even mean? Me, being the wiseass that I was at the ripe old age of seven, would impart my newly learned knowledge of where food goes when it is eaten.
"Food goes into your stomach and then is processed in your intestines! To stick to your bones, it would have to leave your digestive tract!"
I hoped that Dorie could transform my thoughts on this dish, just as she did with fruit dessert. But, alas, nothing could get me to like the dreaded rice pudding. *Shudder*
I made a vanilla and almond rice pudding (almond extract) and chocolate and coconut rice pudding (coconut extract). The flavor combinations were interesting, but I couldn't get past the rice niblets.
But, people all over the world enjoy this dish, so maybe I'm the only one who doesn't enjoy eating vomit.
Check out TWD for more rice pudding!