Simple and amazing. Milchreis (rice pudding) is one of those old time dishes that every German child eats at least once a week. I did. Even Hänsel and Gretel did, in the beautiful 1893 opera by Humperdinck. It is served warm in Germany and very often as a main dish, topped with cinnamon sugar and applesauce or canned cherries. It is incredibly easy to make. And the sweet velvety texture from the reduced milk and soft rice is very satisfying. I added a compote of pear and blueberries that could even be all grown up with a little shot of port.