Sunday, September 28, 2008

Rice Pudding

This is one of those great recipes to have on hand because it uses leftovers. I love eating foods with rice. I sometimes purposefully make too much rice so that I can use the leftovers to make this delicious comfort food.

Rice Pudding
3 cups cooked rice
3 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine the rice, milk, sugar, and butter in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thickened - about 30 minutes, stirring often.

Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour into individual dessert dishes or one large serving dish and sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve hot or cold.

Taking pictures of this tonight was sort of an afterthought. I downed mine, then decided I wanted to post the recipe, so I took a quick picture of my daughter's serving before handing it to her (sorry it isn't a prettier picture - but it's better than nothing). I also took one of her eating it, because as Jeff said, "She's just so cute!" :-)

Feel free to adjust the ingredients as necessary. I always just use the rice I have leftover from something else, and it rarely ends up at exactly 3 cups. More often I have something like 1 1/2 cups. So I adjust the proportions of the other ingredients to fit how much rice I've got.


Jenny said...

Cute, love seeing pics of the kiddo's enjoying mom's cooking! I am a huge rice pudding fan, but am the only one in my house! It drives me nuts because then I'm stuck eating it all myself!

Bridget said...

She is so cute....and looks really happy eating that rice pudding! :)

HoneyB said...

I love rice pudding! My mom always baked hers and it had like a custard topping with lots of cinnamon and nutmeg. yum yum! Your little girl is darling!

Barbara Bakes said...

Rice pudding is a favorite at our house too - I'll have to remember to make some extra rice to make into pudding!

The Blonde Duck said...

Yum! Looks great!

Michelle said...

I love rice pudding! What's fun is that if you happen to make too much, it gets firm in the fridge. I take that the next morning and pour some milk over it. Voila! Cereal!

You'll have to try the fancy rice pudding on my tour. With the lemon in it. It was really, really good! (And left plenty for breakfast the next day too!)

~Priscilla~ said...

i haven't had much rice pudding, but that looks yummy. i think your little girl looks like you!

Maria said...

Cute picture!! I love rice pudding...a great way to use up leftovers!

Meg said...

Your daughter is adorable! I love rice pudding!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Yummo I love rice pudding. I cant wait for the weather to cool down a bit so i can start making some great desserts.