This is a fabulous baked rice pudding, it can be doubled and use all full-fat milk if desired. To achieve the best results only use aborio or any short grain white rice, and bake a low temperature oven.
- Set oven to 300 degrees.
- Butter a baking dish with a lid, large enough to hold the mixture (I use my White Corning ware oval baking dish for this).
- Place all the ingredients (except raisins) in a baking dish; mix to combine.
- To speed the oven cooking time up, you can bring to a simmer on top of the stove if desired over medium heat.
- Cover with a lid and place in the oven to bake for about 2 hours (could take more or less time) stirring a couple of times while cooking.
- Add in raisins the last 30 minutes of cooking.
- *NOTE* the mixture will thicken even more after cooking.
It was a stormy day and I selected this out of the myriad of rice pudding recipes as I was probably going to be housebound for most of the day and didn't mind having the oven on for two hours. After 1 hour, it smelled awesome. I took it out and mixed it and put it back in. It tastes really good and I am sorry that I didn't double the recipe. I would cut down on the sugar in future, though, as I found it a bit on the sweet side. It would be nice with coconut or a mango thrown in at the same time as the raisins as well. It was one of the easiest rice puddings I have made, specially since you don't have to make the rice beforehand, and I'll make it again when I have the two hours to keep the oven on.
This recipe is awful! This stuff never turns to pudding of any kind. The rice gets mushy and stays that way. It doesn't exactly separate, as it never really combines to begin with. Do not waste your time or ingredients.
Yay! Yay! Yay! My pudding worked! For some reason, I've had the darndest time making baked rice pudding that actually turned out. (Not normally an idiot in the kitchen.) This is, I believe the fourth recipe I've tried in the last two years, and finally, it worked. Wonderful rice pudding. I used aborio rice which I've discovered is the only rice that is going to make me happy in rice pudding. I don't like how long grain rice turns out. I brought the mixture to simmer on top of the stove to cut cooking time and ended up baking for about an hour and a half. The end result was *so* rich and thick (yay!), that I might try cutting the half and half with some whole milk next time. Thanks! I no longer fail. :)