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  • Recipe: Rice Pudding

    It was surprisingly difficult to find a rice pudding recipe that called for cooked rice – I finally used this one and this one to establish proportions, then improvised. I’ll definitely be making this again – the boys loved it.

    Rice Pudding
    makes . . . a lot – at least 10 servings

    4 cups plain cooked rice
    4 cups milk
    4 eggs, beaten
    1 cup sugar
    1/2 cup raisins
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Combine all of the ingredients in large saucepan over medium heat, stirring well to break up any large clumps of rice. Cook for 20 minutes, or until mixture comes to a simmer. Reduce heat and simmer on low for 10 minutes, or until mixture is the desired consistency.

    Note: The next time I’ll use brown sugar instead of white sugar – I think it will give it a richer taste with more depth. The white sugar was kind of one-dimensional. I also think you could probably reduce the eggs to 3 or even 2 without any loss in texture.

    Note 2: I highly recommend a flat whisk like this one*by Oxo (which is my favorite brand because almost everything they make can go in the dishwasher, including this flat whisk). Because of their shape, flat whisks can get into the edges of a pan, which is key when you’re making something like pudding or cheese sauce that’s thick and wants to stick to the pan.

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    1. Sounds yummy!

      I made homemade tapioca for the first time last weekend. It was terrific. And, I did't even think that I liked tapioca before this.

    2. Do you think I could use cocnut milk? Sounds wonderful!

    3. Chief Family Officer says:

      @Trixie – Mmm, I'm not a big tapioca fan either, but maybe I'll have to give it a try.

      @Amber – I think if you use the eggs for thickening, then I don't see why the coconut milk wouldn't work. And if you like coconut milk, it would probably be divine!

    4. I've never added eggs to my rice pudding. I've been making it for ages, the same way that my mom did.

      I take leftover rice (unseasoned) and add brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and any other spices or add-ins that I feel like. (chocolate chips, anyone?) All ratios are different each time, as I never have the same amount of rice leftover. It's always yummy though!

    5. Chief Family Officer says:

      @Christy – I assume you're adding milk also? Any idea how much, like a one-to-one ratio? Thanks!