Rice Pudding in Pastry & Baking Posted January 16, 2006 My daughter wanted rice pudding. I figured how hard could it be to make? Well I've tried it twice and both times I bombed. First time I made it I used this recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/recipe_views/views/106089 don't know what I did wrong but the rice never got tender. Second time I used the rice pudding recipe from the gourmet cookbook (pre cook the rice). The rice was tender but the pudding was a gloppy disaster (although it tasted OK). I used Carolina long grain rice in the recipes. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.←Try mine from the epicurious.com. This is with basmati rice and I make it every week. Click for Rice pudding.