Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My mama's rice pudding

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My mother was known for a lot of things, she was a devoted mother, a caring nurse, a kind-hearted woman, but most people remember her cooking the most. She loved cooking for people. I would say however that what people remember the most, maybe above all of her other famous dishes, is her rice pudding. Comfort food at it's best.

When I make rice pudding now a days, I like to change it up, I use different kinds of rice, like Jasmine, cream, maybe a splash of bourbon, or three... maple syrup, etc.

But sometimes it's better to just make the rice pudding exactly how my mom did so I can taste it and see her smiling face with every bite.

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So here it is, the good old vanilla pudding rice pudding recipe.

1 egg
4 cups of milk
1 pkg vanilla flavor cook and serve pudding
1 cup minute rice, uncooked
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

Beat egg with a wire whisk in a large saucepan. Gradually add milk, beating until well blended. Add dry pudding mix; stir 2 minutes or until well blended. Stir in rice and raisins.

Bring to a full rolling boil on medium heat, and then lower the temperature to medium low, stirring constantly until rice is cooked. Remove from heat. Cool 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour evenly into a 1 1/2 quart serving bowl or eat it right out of the pan if you can't control yourself.
But first Sprinkle evenly with cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve warm. Or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

I'm not gonna lie, I added a splash of bourbon to it at the end. After a long day outdoors in the cold splitting firewood, hot rice pudding with a bit of bourbon will warm you up faster than most anything else. I think my mom would forgive me for the bourbon after all that work. 

4 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love making my mother's recipes too. it is so nice to have something left from them!

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

I've never had rice pudding. On my list of foods to try. I need to get around to it.

Sometimes just having something Momma made brings back all the good memories.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Rice pudding is divine. I most recently made one with coconut milk because I had about half a can left that I needed to use up. It's so silky and decadent!

I bet yours really hit the spot after a cold day outside. It's so great how we can remember our loved ones through food :)

jody said...

i have never had rice pudding..but i have heard mom talk about grandma making it. nice picture of your mum! its wonderful to have memories isnt it! enjoy your day!!

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