Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs
This recipe is posted for a Recipezaar member who is looking for an eggless, baked rice pudding. It's untried by me, but it sounds good so I'll likely try it soon! I found it in Rose Murray's cookbook, "Hungry For Comfort: The Pleasures of Home Cooking" (which, incidentally, is a great book). This is what Rose Murray says about this recipe: "Risottos seem to have replaced the old-fashioned rice pudding as modern comfort food, but I think that the traditional baked rice pudding should be revived since it is so easy to make and provides the same wonderfully creamy texture as an upscale risotto."
- 4 cups milk (NOT skim)
- 1⁄3 cup uncooked short-grain rice (if you can't find regular short-grain rice, arborio works well)
- 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 300F; have ready a greased 8-cup baking dish (preferably glass, says Rose Murray).
- Heat the milk in a large saucepan over medium-high heat just until bubbles appear around the edge; remove from the heat.
- Add all the remaining ingredients to the milk, combine well, then pour into the prepared pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for two hours, until rice is just tender and most of the milk has been absorbed; stir twice during the first hour of baking.
This tastes just like the creamy, delicious rice pudding I was brought up on in England! I doubled the recipe, and as suggested, used evaporated milk in place of part of the milk. I was in comfort food heaven with this one ~ couldn't stop going back to the pan for extra helpings! Thank you for transporting me back to my childhood, Lennie! Pure indulgence!
I was sorely disappointed when I couldn't find a recipe similar to my childhood favorite (Current's - Miriam B Lou's)on Recipezaar. I was weary to try a new recipe (esp. w/o eggs)! I followed this recipe as written with the following exceptions: used 2 cups half & half, 2 cups 2% milk, added cinnamon and 1 cup of raisins before baking. This is the easiest, richest, most incredible comfort food I have ever tasted. I even made a low-fat version for our family (using FF half & half and 2% milk - Alli friendly) and you couldn't tell the difference! It tasted like I remember as a child!!! Thanks Lennie!!
Delicious Used a quarter of a vanilla bean instead of vanilla essence - wanted it to be extra special for dessert for a friend with lots of dietary restrictions - worked great with lactose free milk. Will definitely make again and share with friends. Thanks for posting