What Is Tapioca Pudding?
Tapioca pudding is an old-fashioned dessert that has recently been revived. At its most basic level, it can be thought of as a form of oatmeal in which tapioca pearls are used instead of oats.
Tapioca pudding is a velvety vanilla custard with chewy tapioca pearls. Tapioca is commonly used as a thickening agent in both sweet and savory dishes and is a gluten-free starch. Tapioca pearls are also used in boba tea.
What Is The Difference Between Tapioca Pudding and Rice Pudding?
The difference between tapioca pudding and rice pudding is that they are made with different grains. Tapioca pearls are used in tapioca pudding, while rice grains are used in rice pudding. This means that the overall textures of the dishes are quite different from one another, though they are also similar in their general concept.
Generally, rice grains are soft when cooked in rice pudding, while tapioca pearls have quite a chewy, rubbery texture when cooked in a similar way.
How To Store Tapioca Pudding?
Storing Tapioca Pudding is very simple. After the tapioca has completely cooled, store in the refrigerator in an airtight container, covered with plastic wrap, for up to 3 days.
You can also freeze tapioca pudding. Transfer the mixture to the freezer and freeze for up to 3 months.
To reheat tapioca pudding after you’ve stored it, you can use the stovetop or a microwave; simply be sure to heat the pudding until it’s hot all the way through. This is especially necessary for this recipe as we’re making use of dairy products, which can grow some nasty bacteria if stored and reheated improperly.