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A Creamy Classic..

I have a bit of an obsession with rice pudding.

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This creamy, rich, comforting pudding makes me warm and fuzzy all over. You know, kinda like that feeling you get when you hug a puppy.

My obsession with rice pudding began when I was a kid. My mom made it for us all the time and lucky for me, I just happened to marry a man who shares my obsession.

Mr. Weekly Bite likes his rice pudding plain. No frills. No raisins. No nothing. Just Plain. I did manage to sneak a few raisins in at the end though.

The key to making super creamy rice pudding is time. This takes a long time to cook. 90 minutes long time to cook to be exact.

At least the ingredients are simple.
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You wanna throw all the ingredients in a large heavy saucepan, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook uncovered for an hour stirring every once in a while.

Then add some raisins (I added 1/2 cup), cook for an additional 30 minutes (make sure to stir).
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This pudding is so creamy its almost sinful!

Now if you’ll excuse me… I have a bowl of this with my name on it.
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Ingredients:

  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup aborio rice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Directions:

Place all ingredients except for raisins in a large heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to medium/medium-low heat and cook for one hour, stirring occasionally.

Add raisins and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Most of the liquid will have evaporated by now. Pudding will continue to thicken as it cools.

Enjoy chilled or at room temperature.

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What’s your favorite comfort food?

  

13 Responses

  1. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on October 26, 2010 at 7:52 am

    I have been having an obsession with rice pudding lately! I made pumpkin rice pudding this weekend…so good! Oh and my trick with the raisins is to grind them in the food processor so you get the flavor with out the weird texture. Yours looks beautiful!

  2. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on October 26, 2010 at 8:05 am

    I LOVE rice pudding! It’s so comforting!! I haven’t had it in a long time though!

  3. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on October 26, 2010 at 8:05 am

    oooooooh yeah, i LOVE rice pudding! i’m more of a savory comfort food kind of gal (ahem – mac and cheese) but i remember my mom used to make a really healthy version of rice pudding for breakfast in the mornings. i loved that stuff!

  4. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on October 26, 2010 at 8:07 am

    I think it’s quite possible that I’ve NEVER had rice pudding. But how could I not love it??

  5. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on October 26, 2010 at 8:14 am

    I always say I hate rice pudding, but I’m lying. What I really hate is its cousin, bread pudding! I want to make this now. I have all the ingredients on hand and there’s no way I wouldn’t love something so creamy!

  6. Jessica @ How Sweet said on October 26, 2010 at 8:31 am

    I’ve never had rice pudding. It does look tasty though.

  7. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on October 26, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I LOVE rice pudding. I’ve never made it myself because my best friend makes such amazing rice pudding that whenever I want some I just request it from her!

  8. Maria said on October 26, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Love this comforting dessert. And yay for raisins!

  9. Tina said on October 26, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I do not do rice pudding. My crazy texture eating coming out again. 😉

    I think my #1 comfort food would be my mom’s french toast. I didn’t think it was but when I was sick last week I immediately asked for it. Peter then pointed out that I always ask for it when I don’t feel well. It’s true.

  10. blackbookkitchendiaries said on October 26, 2010 at 11:53 am

    i love a big bowl of this. it’s so rich and comforting and looks absolutely delicious. thank you for sharing

  11. Julia said on October 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I never ate rice pudding till about 2 years ago, love the indian one from our fav restaurant we go to, I also buy a Mexican one I love if I can prevent hubby from eating them all. I also experimented and made a few myself last winter with condensed milk – yummo!

  12. Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said on October 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I love love love rice pudding-this looks delicious!

  13. lynn @ the actors diet said on October 26, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    90 minutes – yowza! it does look incredible, though, and well worth the wait.