How to make delicious old-fashioned rice pudding

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How to make delicious old-fashioned rice pudding
A pinch of cinnamon is the perfect topping for rice pudding. (Getty Thinkstock)

Rice pudding served by delicatessens or restaurants might be delightful, and made-from-a-mix rice pudding may be cheap and easy to prepare, but nothing beats the taste of homemade, old-fashioned rice pudding. With a comfort food such as this, the home atmosphere adds to the specialness of the occasion. While this recipe might take a bit of time to make, it is well worth the wait. The result is a traditional pudding with a delicious custard texture.

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Things you need

  • 65 grams (1/2 cup) uncooked long grain rice
  • 830 ml (3 1/2 cups or a pint and a half) milk
  • 65 grams (1/2 cup) of white sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 65 grams (1/2 cup) raisins
  • 1 and 1/2 litres (1 1/2) quart baking dish

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  1. 1

    Preheat your oven to 150 degrees Celsius (300 degrees Fahrenheit).

  2. 2

    Beat together the eggs and milk in a medium-sized mixing bowl.

  3. 3

    Add in rice, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and raisins.

  4. 4

    Mix the ingredients well.

  5. 5

    Grease your baking dish and pour the mixture into the dish.

  6. 6

    Bake for 2 hours and 10 minutes.

  7. 7

    Serve the pudding warm or allow it to cool in the refrigerator and serve it chilled.

Tips and warnings

  • Be sure to stir the pudding frequently during the first hour of baking.

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