Rice Pudding with Date Molasses

Rice Pudding with Date Molasses*:
1 cup Cascina Oschiena Apollo rice
2 bay leaves
2 cups milk
1 cup light cream
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup Kama date molasses
2 pods crushed green cardamom seeds

1, Bring the milk to a boil with the bay leaves and add in the rice. Stir often and simmer the mixture uncovered till the rice is cooked and the mixture thickens.
2. Add in the molasses and continue cooking. It should get a rich color and be creamy in consistency. Add more milk or cream if the mixture is too thick. Stir in the raisins and sprinkle over with the cardamom. Refrigerate when cool and serve cold.