In a shallow bowl, sprinkle yeast on top of the milk. Let stand 5-10 minutes, until foamy.
In an electric mixing bowl, combine proofed yeast with butter, salt, sugar and 1 cup of flour. Using a dough hook, mix until well combined.
Add remaining flour and knead for 5 minutes, until dough is elastic. Place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap sprayed with non stick spray and a kitchen towel. Leave to rise until doubled in size, 60 - 75 minutes.
In a large pot, bring milk and salt to a boil. Add rice and 1/3 cup sugar. Bring to a boil again. Reduce to a simmer and cook, covered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add vanilla. Stir to combine. Set aside to cool.
In a bowl, beat egg yolks and remaining sugar until light and creamy.
In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Add egg yolks to rice. Once it is thoroughly combined, fold in egg whites.
Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray a pie plate or tart pan with non stick spray. Press dough into pan, stretching to cover bottom and up the sides of the pan. Dock the dough by piercing with a fork. Leave to rise again for 30 minutes.
Spread rice filling in pie plate/ tart pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown.
After 20 minutes, cover with aluminum foil if you prefer top less dark.
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