Monday, August 25, 2008

Grandma's Rice Pudding

Growing up, my grandma would serve us rice pudding quite frequently. I always looked forward to it, though I always did wish it was just a little sweeter (my sweet-tooth). When she passed on, I checked with the family and no one really knew her recipe. I guess she just made it from her head, heart and habit. I was chatting with a friend, Debbi, and she gave me this recipe. I finally tried it today and it is so yummy. It does remind me a lot of my Gammi's (but I put a little more sugar than she would have I think). I hope my kids will like it too, and maybe someday my grandchildren.

1-2 cups cooked rice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups warm milk

1. Mix dry cooked rice with spices. Add sugar. Combine eggs vanilla and add to rice mixture. Add the desired amount of raisins.

2. Add 3 cups warm milk, microwave 1 minute per cup; mix again with fork. Put in double boiler.

3. Cook for 90 minutes. Remove from water. Let cool completely

*If you want more custard, add 1 more egg and 1 more cup of warm milk.


Jonathan and Tomi said...

How can I make this if I don't have a double broiler? Can I just simmer in a pot on low for a while?

Jonathan and Tomi said...

How can I make this if I don't have a double broiler? Can I put in a pot and simmer on low for a while?

SaraColorado said...

I would go through your bowls (metal or glass/pyrex) and pots and see what bowls will sit in/on which of your them together to make a make-shift double broiler. That's what I do...I made the rice in my round Pyrex casserole bowl and placed it on a pot of simmering/boiling water. Give it a try and good luck!