This is a very old recipe that was my husband's grandmother's own creation. She was well known for her cooking and baking. I have been making this for over 40 years and always get raving reviews. Once, a cousin gifted me with a very large glass bowl that had 8 smaller serving dishes. She included a note that this was to become 'the family dinners rice custard pudding bowl' as everyone requested that I make it for all our gatherings! For a creamier custard pudding, use Aborio rice or a medium grain rice; I prefer the short Aborio rice. Never use instant rice. You may wish to use less sugar as this is a very sweet custard pudding, due to the condensed milk. I hope this becomes a favorite of your family too!