Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Culinary Explorations

Hans and I have gotten so bored with the same old same old for dinners, that, come evening, no one could decide on anything to make because none of the stand-bys were appealing. So, we (or rather, I) started trying recipes from Pinterest. So far, it has been wildly successful - I'll list and link all we've tried on another day. Tonight, though, I have to write up the rice pudding I created this evening... .

I took a little of this person's ideas, and a little of that person's ideas from a thread on Ravelry, and created something that my mind thought would work out. The results were bang on!

So, without further ado, Kerry's Rice Pudding! (Pictures tomorrow - It's too dark and the kitchen's too dirty for photography tonight):


  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Cinnamon to taste (I used about a tablespoon and a half - we like cinnamon a lot)

  • Mix one cup evaporated (not condensed! This is important!) milk, one cup water and one teaspoon vanilla in a measuring cup. Set aside.
  • Put rice into dry pan, over med high heat, stirring constantly, brown slightly.
  • Add milk and water to pan, bring to a boil.
  • Add cinnamon, stir.
  • Boil for 3 minutes, put lid on pan, turn off heat.
  • Let rice sit for 20 minutes with lid on.
  • Mix remaining evaporated milk and enough whole milk to bring to 2 cups. Add 1 tsp vanilla and 1 cup sugar, stir until sugar is dissolved
  • Add sugar/vanilla/milk mixture to cooked rice. Stir to combine. 
  • Bring to a boil, replace lid, turn off heat.
  • Allow to rest for another 20 minutes.
  • Whisk together egg and one cup of whole milk. Pour into rice pudding and mix well.
  • Bring mixture to a simmer.
  • Simmer with cover on for 5 minutes.
  • Serve either immediately, or allow to cool, then serve.
Everyone declared it a success, too!

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