Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rice Pudding

Ive been on this total rice kick lately don't know why, but i just crave it. rice pudding, rice drink (horchata), rice cereal (rice w/ milk and sugar (and a spoon). I just love it. So i made some "uncle Bens" mix rice pudding tonight and i got like one bite and then my dad scarfed down all the rest so my mom and i didnt get any so we made homemade rice pudding and it was even better. the best we've ever had. My mom liked it so much that she posted it on her blog too

Creamy Rice Pudding
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup cream
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In medium saucepan, combine 1 1/2 cups cooked rice, 1 1/2 cups milk, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat until thick and creamy, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in cream, beaten egg and corn starch. Cook 2 minutes more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and stir in butter and vanilla. Serve warm. Sprinkle w/ cinnamon (optional)

Monday, March 22, 2010


This recipe calls for milk, but if your vegan, you can use almond milk instead, or just use all water, or soy milk, or whatever. recipe is very forgiving. I love to drink this plain. Its also really good poured over cereal.

Put 1-1/3 cups uncooked rice in blender. add 2 cups milk. puree 20 sec. then add an additional 3 cups milk. puree 30 more sec. Let soak in refrigerator over night. Next day once again puree mixture 20 more sec. then add 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon, 1 T vanilla, 3/4 cup half and half, and 1 c sugar and puree 20 more sec. Pour into pitcher.
To serve: (rice sinks to bottom of pitcher so always stir horchata before serving) After stirring serve it to people over crushed ice in individual cups. I never strain it. My family likes it unstrained and so do all my latin co workers. (i know adding milk and cream and stuff isnt very traditional. its just how ive always prefered it)