Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mom's Rice Pudding

Mom (also known as Ruthie) asked me to post this recipe for the well-being of man. Truly. There's not a problem in the world that a big bowl of mom's warm rice pudding can't solve... or at least make you so full you can't remember. I added it to the Breakfast category because it really does make a lovely breakfast... in fact, I think we'll have it tomorrow.

Mom's Rice Pudding
½ c uncooked rice
1 cup water
½ c sugar
1 T. cornstarch
Dash of salt
2 eggs
2 ½ c. milk/cream
1 T. lemon juice
½ c raisins
1 tsp.Cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg

Cook 1/2 cup rice in the 1 cup of water or however you normally cook your rice. Mom always cooked it over the stove, but I use a microwave rice cooker.
Heat oven to 350 deg. Blend ½ sugar and cinnamon and nutmeg. Add to beaten eggs. Stir in rest of the ingredients. Pour into an oven safe casserole dish. Place in a pan of water. Bake for about 1-1/2 hours. Do not overbake. When the middle is just set it is done. Stir about every 15 min.

Note from Mom:
How much cream do I use? About 1/3 ratio. Or whatever I have on hand. This is not exact science guys. Of course, when I make this I x5 it.