Creamy Rice Pudding

Creamy Rice Pudding has been around for a very long time, but I’ve never really had it.  It always seemed like a dessert from another era.  Recently, my husband mentioned that his mom made the best rice pudding ever.  Considering I’ve never eaten rice pudding I have nothing to compare this recipe to….but I will tell you, this creamy rice pudding is delicious! I made it this morning and I have it waiting for my husband.  I hope it comes close to what he remembers.

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Ingredients

  • 1 – cup cooked or leftover rice
  • 1/3 -cup flour
  • 3/4 – cup sugar
  • 1/4 – teaspoon salt
  • 2 – cups whole or low fat milk
  • 3 – egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 – teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cinnamon sugar for garnish

Directions

  • In a medium saucepan on medium heat, add the sugar, flour, salt, and milk. Stir until the mixture begins to boil. Let the mixture boil while stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat.
  • Separate the eggs and add the yolks to a small bowl. Discard the egg whites or save for a another recipe (see cooks note). Add 1/2 cup of the hot mixture into egg yolks and gently mix (this tempers the eggs).
  • Add the egg yolk mixture to the hot pudding and mix well. Mix until you have a creamy consistency.
  • Add the cooked rice and place the pot back on the stove. Continue to cook on low for 2-3 minutes. Stir constantly so pudding does not lump and stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • The pudding will be done when the mixture starts to thicken to a pudding consistency, and the mixture coats the back of a spoon or spatula.
  • Remove pudding from heat and add the vanilla extract, blend well. Chill before serving or serve at room temperature.
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