Saturday, January 15, 2011

Old-Fashion Rice Pudding

There's nothing like comfort food on a cold, snowy day. Everything seems to taste better. Comfort food just makes you feel kind of warm and fuzzy all over. Hot cocoa, a grilled cheese sandwich with a bowl of homemade soup and for dessert....old fashion homemade rice pudding. I just love warm creamy rice pudding like my Grandma used to make.

If you like Rice Pudding, you will love this recipe that I came across. So simple and absolutely DELICIOUS!!! The secret.... it's
all in the rice. You must use arborio rice. It is the same rice that Risotto is made with. It costs a little more but the results are phenomenal. I made a double batch last night to bring to my daughter Denise's house. We're celebrating my grandson, Michael's 14th Birthday tomorrow. (OMG!!!......I never thought it would happen but I'm the Grandma, now)

Old Fashion Rice Pudding

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg yolks or 1/2 cup Egg Beaters
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the rice, cover and cook over low heat until the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Stir in the milk, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Bring to a simmer and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, over medium-low heat for an additional 20 minutes. Remove from the heat.

  2. While the rice is still hot, lightly beat the egg yolks with the vanilla in a small bowl, then temper the mixture by whisking in a few spoonfuls of the rice. (This keeps the eggs from scrambling.) Stir the yolk mixture into the cooked rice. Stir in the raisins. Serve warm or chilled.

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