Much to our pleasure, Daily Candy reports the opening of Rice to Riches, the Mulberry Street rice pudding joint. There are flavors like Strawberry Floozy, Stubborn Banana with hint of Coconut, Chocolate Carnivore with a trace of Dark Raisins, and Obscene Orange with a tinge of Carrot. I'm a rice pudding purist myself, but I'd be up for Stubborn Banana with a hint of Coconut.
My people have been using rice for many years: Witness jook, aka congee.
Previous Gothamist coverage on Rice to Riches