Rice pudding. A wonderful creation. I do not have any idea who possibly came up with the idea of throwing sugar and milk into rice, but I am thankful they did, because I never would have. I am the worst at planning and preparing recipes that do not seem traditional, at best. But with time, I have learned that it does not need to be so. Unconventional recipes can sometimes turn out to be the very best.
That’s what my grandma used to say anyway. I remember years and years ago, when I was a little girl, my grandma was always in the kitchen. She never took a cooking class in her life, but that woman cooked like a top notch chef.
She always had something utterly delicious on the table, and every single time you would step into her house, there was some sort of sweets ready for you to devour. I am not sure if it was always so, or if she just made sure to have stuff for when we came over. Anyhow, my grandma would very often make this custard rice pudding and it would knock my socks off!
This is the ultimate comfort food and your family will be very grateful if you make this for them!
Photo and recipe courtesy of Tastes Better From Scratch.
Nowadays, my little girl days are long gone, but I have grand kids of my own. I am so lucky to have inherited that recipe from so long ago and I make this for my own grand babies quite often. They are always so ecstatic when they walk through my door and find this on the stove top. They know it is going to be a good day! Well, let me tell you friends, if you serve this up to your family, I can assure you, they will be just as excited.
This goes well with any meal from dessert and if you make it, it is large enough to have dessert for the week! Check out what our friends over at Tastes Better From Scratch had to say about this:
“I love old fashioned recipes like this. They’re warm, hearty and completely delicious. Plus, it’s one of the cheapest desserts you can make. Perfect for a cold winter night when you want to make something really easy and delicious using ingredients you already have in your pantry.”
Oh yes! Everything about this dish is positively amazing!
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 cup Domino sugar
- 3 cups McArthur milk
- 1 cup Land O’ Lakes heavy cream
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 3 cups cooked, cooled, rice (leftover rice works great!)
- 1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat the eggs and sugar together. Slowly pour in the milk and cream and mix well. Add the vanilla and cinnamon and mix well. Add the rice and raisins and stir to combine. Pour mixture into a greased casserole dish.
Place the filled casserole dish inside a larger, oven-proof dish. Add about 2 inches of water to the larger pan (or enough to fill about halfway up the side of the rice pudding dish). This method will help the pudding to have a custard texture.
Bake for 30 minutes. Gently stir. Bake for an additional 30 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Serve warm.