This food is not "low brow" - it is disgusting. As a college student, I made very creative use of the ingredient I had on hand - but this recipe offers only artificial, chemically glob. Any college student should be able to get their hands on milk and sugar - and that's all you really need to make a very simply rice pudding. Some raisins cinnamon/nutmeg, and vanilla aren't exactly rare ingredients either. Why take such a simple dish and ruin it?