There are so many variations of rice pudding but personally, while not fond of the texture of rice pudding, I would say this is the best, vanilla, creamy, goodness!! I might be partial, but at the same time, I am quite brutally honest, so yea, it is the best and easiest! My dad grooves on raisins in his rice pudding. I, think raisins are really little bug corpses. I mean, I don't know that for a fact, but I guarantee, if examined closely, they would be outlawed! :) You guess it, not a fan of the raisin. I will be sending a big bowl of this to my parents in a couple of days, I will make them a double batch and I will add raisins, because you know why? I am the their youngest and most perfect child. I mean, it is what it is right? Come on "youngest children", you know what I mean?! They would expect nothing less than that from us. HA!
I mention in the ingredients to make sure your egg is room temperature. When you add it, add slowly and don't stop stirring, we don't want scrambled eggs here and if the egg is at room temp it is closer to the temp of the scalding, boiling, mixture and not like, COLD to ya know....hotter than the sun. I like to make sure I have everything measured out and ready to go. This is another one you are going to need some good music for. You will have lots of dance party time while you stand at the stove and stir. DO NOT, leave the stove kids!
3/4 cup white rice (uncooked)
1 1/2 cups water
2 cups milk (divided
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg, slightly beaten (make sure it is at room temp)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup raisins (optional) Blech!
In a small pot, bring water to a boil, add in white rice, turn down to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Keep checking it so it doesn't stick or boil dry! Trust me, keep it low, again, TRUST ME!
In a clean, medium saucepan, add in rice, sugar, and 1 1/2 cups milk. Stir on medium until mixture begins to thicken, it could take 12-15 minutes. Be patient and do not walk away, it will burn so fast you won't know what hit ya! After it has thickened, (15 min point if you aren' sure), add in the remaining milk, egg, and raisins (if adding), stir until combined and cook another minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add in butter, and vanilla, stir until melted and divide into 4 small dishes or ramekins.
I hope you enjoy this creamy, perfect every single stinkin' time rice pudding. I am off to make a double batch for my sister to deliver to my parents this weekend!
Your "not so sure about this rice pudding thing"chefwannabe