I tried this dessert they call arroz at a friend's wedding in Occidental Mindoro. By "try", of course, I mean at least five spoonfuls. Since my first impression of it was "Ah, milk soup!" --- I didn't know why it was called arroz until my friend gave me the recipe. (Thanks to you, JMM, and to your mom.)
Think of a bed covered with sheets of white linen, something that comforts you at the end of a tiring day. That's what this dessert is like. It's both easy to mess up and easy to make. I have been coming home to versions of it for a few weeks now.
3 cups of carabao's milk
2/3 cup of ground glutinous rice (Yes, that's why.)
1/2 cup sugar
Mix all the ingredients in a pan and boil in medium heat. Continuously stir for 15-20 minutes until the consistency is like that of mayonnaise. You may adjust the amount of sugar according to your taste or diet. Keeping the ratio of 1/3 cup of glutinous rice for every 1 1/2 cups of milk helps you get the right texture.
Add the pandan leaf after turning off the stove. Your arroz will look like this:
This, by the way, is the first of my Improv features. I'll be sharing recipes of food or beverages from Philippine provinces, using ingredients available here in the city. I hope to get ideas from you, too.