Friday, June 5, 2009

Homemade Rice Pudding


This is a great comfort food that can be prepared while you are making dinner. Cool the pudding while you are eating and serve for dessert. 

1/4 cup rice
1/2 cup boiling water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-3/4 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sugar
Grated peel of 1/2 lemon
1 egg
Cinnamon or nutmeg

Combine rice and boiling water in saucepan. Add salt, cover and bring to a second boil, simmering 10 minutes OR until rice is almost tender. Add milk and butter; heat almost to a boil again and simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring often. Stir in sugar and lemon peel. Beat the egg in a small bowl and stir about 1 cup of the rice mixture into the beaten egg. Add this mixture to the saucepan and cook and stir 2 minutes. Place rice pudding in serving dishes and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg, and refrigerate. Serve warm or cold. We liked it warm!