while i haven't made this yet I see the milk to rice ration seems extreme. Usually liquid is 2:1 with rice. Maybe that is why it didn't thicken? So 1.5 Cups of rice would require 3 cups of milk not 7...
Just made this - easy and delicious. Used blue diamond unsweetened almondmilk/coconutmilk blend and carnaroli rice (similar to arborio), rinsed very briefly. Added a cinnamon stick and some whole cloves while cooking.
I see the comments below and they all seemed to have trouble. I've made this recipe at least 4 times and it's my favorite rice pudding recipe EVER because I cannot tolerate milk or large amounts of dairy. It does take time to make it, but I think the end results are so worth it. This never lasts more than a day or two in my house. I wonder if the brand of almond milk makes a difference? I used the Almond Breeze vanilla flavored version. I also like a little fat added to the recipe to make it creamier. Since heavy cream has very little caseine in it (the component of dairy I don't tolerate) I do add some heavy cream to mine. Basically I rinse the rice first. Then I add it to the pot with the amount of sugar called for, the salt and 1 cup of the almond milk. It says cook over low heat for 5 minutes but I found about 10 worked to get the first cup absorbed. Then I added 1 cup of heavy cream in lieu of the second cup of almond milk. I also added a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Continue cooking over low heat and add the rest of your almond milk by half-cups. I think it too close to an hour to get the rich, creamy results but again, some recipes just take time. I top mine with cinnamon. Maybe try this one again before giving up on it.
took forever to thicken over one hour
horrible recipe!!!! Sauce does not thicken no matter what I did >:/
this recipe is horrible. it does not work. the sauce never thickens and the rice does not cook. you need more rice and to cook it first i'm assuming? wasted an hour trying to get this to work and eventually just dumped into a new saucepan and boiled it and then let simmer covered. that worked.