Saturday, November 10, 2007

To all you haters out there...

People hate rice pudding. I hear it all the time. I never make it for company because I'm afraid my guests are going to be disappointed. My Dad has been making this rice pudding since I was a little girl and I would never think of using another recipe. I've recently decided that you can't be an official rice pudding hater until you've tried this recipe and can honestly say that you don't love every last bite of it! I'm about to rock your rice pudding world. It tastes best warm with whipped cream.

This recipe comes from the Lion House Dessert Cookbook.

Rice Pudding

2 cups milk
1 small can (5 1/2 oz) evaporated milk
1/2 c plus 2 Tbs sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbs cornstarch
2 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup raisins
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla

Place 1 1/2 cups of the milk plus the can of evaporated milk and 6 Tbs sugar in the top of a double boiler. Heat together until milk is scalded. In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs together until they are broken apart. Add salt and the remaining 4 Tbs sugar to the eggs and whisk again. Slowly pour egg mixture into scalded milk, stirring constantly with a wire whisk. Allow to cook 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a small bowl mix reserved 1/2 cup milk and cornstarch together and slowly pour into nmilk mixture, stirring constantly until pudding begins to thicken. (Be careful to stir constantly or lumps will form.) Stir thoroughly and allow to cook 10-15 more minutes or until cornstarch flavor is gone. Add cooked rice, then allow pudding to cook 7 more minutes. Remove from the heat and add raisins, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. Serves 8. (Or 1 if you're me.)


Jill said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE rice pudding!

Stefanie and Levon Basso said...

If you're making it, I'll definitely try it Katherine! You're awesome.

Tisha said...

That is so funny, I have never tried rice pudding, probably because of the name "rice pudding" Dave LOVES it, so I am going to try this recipe this afternoon AND I promise I will even try some... because of course if it's your recipe it's got to be amazing!!!!

Katherine said...

Let me know what you think, Tisha. I love when people try my recipes!

The Gaoirans said...

How funny, I just made rice pudding on Sunday for the first time. The recipe I used was with raspberry sauce and served chilled. It was yummy...but I am excited to try your recipe too. I love finding new recipes, especially from people like you because you really are a domestic goddess.

Melody said...

This sunday I made up a big batch of yummy whipped cream to go on our apple pie (your recipe) and we served the pie without the cream! So.. now I have the perfect thing to use the cream on . :) Thanks! I'm a huge rice pudding/ bread pudding fan. Paul hates the stuff. Yeah, more for me. :)

Blackeyedsue said...

A friend of mine said they have the Lion House Rice Pudding recipe on Christmas Eve. So I googled, and here you are. I LOVE rice pudding, and this one sounds divine!!!

LOVE your bloggy!

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