This is the best recipe for using leftover rice. I've used it many, many times. Since I never know how much rice I'll have leftover I use the following proportions: for each 1 cup of cooked rice, I use 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons butter. Probably 2 tablespoons of raisins; I often leave them out. The rest is sort of random. I once used 3/4 cup of grated Ghirardeli chocolate with 4 cups of rice and it was a disaster. 1/2 cup would have been more than enough. As you can tell this is a fun recipe to play with.
Great way to use up leftover rice. Used regular white rice, next time I'll leave out the lemon, but it was yummy. Definately making it again and again!
Very good! I did not add the lemon zest (didn't have it) and I used soy milk and oil to make it vegan. I will definitely make this again.
Fabulous and Fast! I used leftover rice from the dinner the night previous when I WAY overestimated how much rice was needed! Loved the addition of the lemon zest. I almost didn't put it in but it adds such a nice depth of flavor with the cinnamon. I appreciated that I didn't have to put this in the oven to bake too. I'm keeping this recipe handy to make the next time I "overestimate" the rice (or maybe I'll just make too much on purpose)!! Thanks. ***Update since first rating: I've made this numerous times now and we still love it! Delicious!!
This was my first taste ever of rice pudding, and I was a little skeptical, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was very tasty. I halved the recipe and omitted the lemon, but still enjoyed it. It's very rich and a little bit goes a long way. Thanks for a great recipe, chia! I know how I'll be using up leftover rice from now on!
Wow, what a great recipe! I substituted a one cup of heavy cream for one of the cups of milk. Can you say "rich"?! I didn't think it would "work", but it thickened nicely. I omitted the lemon rind and putting the cinnamon on top. This rice pudding is addictive!
Delicious and easy. Two of my main requirements!
I just loved this ! i made it with bronw rice. At first I thought it would be to thin but it wasn`t. This is definitely ROCKING!!!
This is the best rice pudding I have ever eaten. Those who have not tried the lemon zest don't know what they are missing. The lemon is an awesome addition and I think it makes the recipe.
It's a keeper!! We had alot of leftover rice and this was perfect. We did not have any lemon, I cut back the sugar a bit and added extra cinnamon and raisins.