2. Cooking it in the Stovetop
There are people who like to cook rice pudding in an oven and others prefer the stovetop. Although the traditional British way of making rice pudding is in the oven, there are many fine rice puddings on the stovetop.
They usually contain more cream and eggs to make the ingredients blend better. Stovetop rice pudding may not have the kind of crust on top that baked puddings have, but it can have a creamier consistency. Also, it is easier to add extra ingredients from your cupboard and spice cabinet for an original creation.
If you are cooking rice pudding on the stovetop, make sure the rice is thoroughly cooked before adding milk, which slows down the cooking process. Also, you don’t have to drain off the liquid from the rice, since it will be absorbed. Follow the precise directions on cooking the rice and avoid overcooking or undercooking the rice.