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April 20, 2016

THE ULTIMATE CREAMY RICE PUDDING


It is well known that my Daddy had an exceptional sweet tooth. Mother had certain desserts that were designed for weeknight dinners, the bridge clubs and Junior League meetings. Rice pudding is a Southern tradition and Mother knew how to put her own special touch to this pudding. She topped off each pudding with a spoonful of Orange Marmalade!! It quickly became my father's favorite dessert. If you don't believe that Southerners are as obsessed with desserts, as with well-aged bourbon and pit-smoked barbecue, you should listen to a good discussion on pound cakes and ice box pies! This is a divine, creamy rice pudding that is a lovely addition to your holiday buffet! Hey...you can even soak the raisins in a little rum too! 


THE ULTIMATE CREAMY RICE PUDDING
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 t. salt
2/3 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk 
2/3 cup Evaporated Milk
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup raisins
Ground cinnamon

Combine water, rice, cinnamon stick and salt in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.

Stir in sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and milk. Simmer uncovered, stirring frequently, about 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove cinnamon stick.

Stir in raisins, if desired. Pudding thickens as it cools. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and a dollop of Orange Marmalade before serving. Serve warm or chilled.



A traditional holiday family recipe! 


8 comments:

  1. Morning, this looks really good! My Mother said this was one of her all time best tasting special treats. I still always think of her when I see it any where! I have made it a few times and I will be sure to try your style very soon!
    Thinking of you!
    Hugs, Roxy

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    1. Hi sweet Roxy! I love that this little recipe reminds you of your Mother! That warms my heart! Thinking of you also and wish you beautiful days ahead! Hugs!!!

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  2. We love rice pudding, Betsy. My recipe is a baked custard variety. It's one of the first desserts I learned to make as a child. Yes, southerners love their rice pudding. It reminds me of my Daddy as well. He loved it. The sweetened condensed milk in your lovely recipe sounds divine! Enjoy your day! ♥

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    1. Hi Martha Ellen! How wonderful this brought back memories of your Daddy! Love that! Hope you have some fun plans coming up for the weekend! Hugs!!!

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  3. Rice Pudding! Comfort Food!!! :-)

    Tessa

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    1. Indeed Tessa....we all need a little comfort from time to time! Have you noticed any woodland fairies lately? If so, how magical!!! Hugs!

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  4. O, dear one..what memories you brought back for me. As a child, my mother made this delicious Southern dessert for us often. I had forgotten all about it...and I don't have her recipe....so thank you for sharing yours. As Tessa said, comfort food...and you are right...we all need a little comfort every now and then.....love to you

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    1. Hey BJ! This is so wonderful that this little dessert reminds so many of their past favorites! I simply adore this! I hope you enjoy the recipe and think once again of your darling Mother! Blessings and hugs to my fellow Texan!!! Love!!!

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