This wonderful homemade rice pudding is so easy to make! Combine cooked rice with a few pantry staples to make this delightful pudding. It’s a wonderful, rich and creamy, single serving dessert.
There’s something purely comforting about rice pudding. My mother made it often when I was a kid. She used to tell me that it was a wonderful way to use up leftover rice.
The basic ingredients in this rice pudding recipe are…
This rice pudding is more of a custard. In order to achieve a custard like texture, use a water bath.
Pro Tip: You can make a water bath by placing the baking dish that you are using for the rice pudding in a larger pan with hot water surrounding it.
Homemade Rice Pudding
Rice pudding is pure comfort food. It’s sweet and creamy and absolutely delicious.
I love adding raisins to my rice pudding and I don’t soak them ahead of time. Since the rice pudding takes almost an hour to bake and there’s plenty of liquid, the raisins soften perfectly.
As for the type of rice to use, use what you have. I mostly use basmati rice in my other recipes so that is the kind of rice that I usually use for rice pudding. This long grain rice will deliver a delicate texture and fragrance. Shorter grain rice, such as Arborio will give you a thicker pudding consistency.
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Recipe: Rice Pudding For One
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup cooked rice
- whipped cream (optional)
- 1/4 tablespoon butter , for greasing baking dish
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F ( 165 degrees C). Lightly butter a 5-inch baking dish.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, and vanilla.
- Stir in the rice.
- Spoon into a lightly buttered 5-inch baking dish. Place baking dish in a medium-sized pan. Pour water into the pan to a depth of 1-inch. Bake for 55 minutes or until lightly browned and set.
- Cool slightly and top with whipped cream, if desired.
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