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  • 5 cups whole milk (or any combination of whole and 2% low-fat milk)
  • 1/2 cup arborio rice
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks


  1. Combine 4 cups milk, rice and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until rice is tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Whisk egg yolks and about 1/2 cup of hot milk mixture. Whisk back into pan with remaining 1 cup milk.
  3. Place over medium heat and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Cool, and chill at least 2 hours before serving.
—Recipe by Jill Melton

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