Friday, July 30, 2010

Creamy Rice Pudding


Happy Friday! Yesterday I decided to try my hand at rice pudding. My grandma is still sick and is having trouble swallowing, so I thought the pudding would be a good way to get her to eat something, as I am sure she gets tired of having to drink Ensure all the time to get her nutrients. I have had VERY bad luck in the past with cooking rice. I dont know why but it is just one of those things that I have never quite gotten the hang of, I either burn it or dont cook it long enough so it is crunchy and not so good. This time, however, it came out really well! It did require a bit of work though, I stood there and constantly stirred the rice/milk mixture for about 25 minutes because I was so worried that it would burn. I got the recipe from simplyrecipes.com, the recipe says to mix in raisins but I chose not to cause Grammy isn't a big raisin fan. The pudding turned out quite tasty, it is very sweet so I would serve it for a dessert with some fresh fruit or raisins mixed in. If you cut down the amount of sugar, it would be a yummy breakfast treat too. I refridgerated it for a day before giving it to grandma and it does thicken up a lot. I liked it served cold but grandma ate hers warmed up and seemed to really enjoy it. I hope you all do to!

Creamy Rice Pudding
Adapted from Simply Recipes

Ingredients


  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/3 cup uncooked short grain white rice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Directions

In a medium-sized, heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the milk, rice and salt to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the rice is tender, about 20-25 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pan.


In a small mixing bowl, whisk together egg and brown sugar until well mixed. Add a half cup of the hot rice mixture to the egg mixture, a tablespoon at a time, vigorously whisking to incorporate.


Add egg mixture back into the saucepan of rice and milk and stir, on low heat, for 10 minutes or so, until thickened. Be careful not to have the mixture come to a boil at this point. Stir in the vanilla. Remove from heat.

Serve warm or cold.

Serves 2-3.



Have a great weekend!

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