When I think of family holidays, I think of my mom’s rice pudding. This silky, creamy recipe is easy to make and definitely warms the soul. It smells great cooking too! This dish would be a great addition to an Easter Sunday brunch or served as a dessert.
Mom’s Rice Pudding
2 cups cooked rice (finally, something yummy to do with leftover rice!)
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup milk
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup raisins, soaked in brandy or water to plump them up
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (or more, if you like)
dash of nutmeg
cinnamon to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together rice, butter, brown sugar and eggs. Put mixture into a deep baking dish and bake 30 minutes. Remove from oven and stir in raisins, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon, incorporating well. Return to oven and bake 30 minutes more. Enjoy hot or cold. This dish is also good with a little warm cream. Today, I used a little ground cardamom for that something extra special. The cardamom was a great complement to the creamy flavor!