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Brown Rice Pudding

Today was a great day. I use to dread Sundays. Mainly because it meant work on Monday.

Not anymore. Sunday’s are my favorite day.

Why?

Family time!

Today was spent taking many of pictures of my daughter in a Santa hat… for Christmas cards of course 😉 When you take pictures of a baby… you literally have to take tons of them in order to get that one perfect shot. Not sure if we got it today…

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What do you think? Out of over 70 pictures, these were the best ones…

Moving on to rice pudding!

I’ve had rice pudding on my mind ever since seeing it on a food network show.

Rice pudding is one of my favorite foods! In fact… it’s my favorite way to eat rice! My mother would make it all the time growing up. It’s one of those dishes where I can eat the whole bowl.

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Rice pudding is typically made with white rice. This time I decided to use brown rice and low fat milk. The thought of using fat-free milk did cross my mind, but I didn’t want to do that to rice pudding 😉

Brown rice pudding has a different texture than white rice. I love the nutty, chewy flavor of brown rice.

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Top reasons why I love rice pudding

1. The slight sweetness

2. The creamy texture

3. It has a comforting feeling, similar to ice cream

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The result was a creamy pudding with the chewiness of the brown rice!

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Rice Pudding Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of organic 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 cup of uncooked short grain brown rice

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

  • 1/3 cup raisins

In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the milk, butter, salt and rice to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until rice is tender (15-20 minutes). In a separate bowl, wisk sugar and egg together. Add 4 tablespoons of hot rice mixture one at a time, whisking in between each tablespoon. Slowly add egg mixture to rice mixture whisking the entire time. Be very careful not to let the rice mixture boil… it will make the egg curdle. Stir at very low heat for additional five minutes.

Serve warm or cold.

Serves 2-3.

8 Responses

  1. Jessica said on November 30, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Love the pics!!

    I have never made rice pudding but this looks really good!

  2. katie said on November 30, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    wow-your baby is absolutely gorgeous.. precious!
    that pudding looks awesome!

  3. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said on November 30, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Oh my goodness!!! SHE’S PRECIOUS!!!! My favorite photo is the top right one. I love brown rice pudding…I make it with a slightly different recipe. The chewy texture of brown rice…yum!

  4. Lu said on December 1, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Those are beautiful pictures. My favorite picture is the bottom one on the left. She looks beautiful. I love love love rice pudding. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  5. Tamzin said on December 2, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Yummy sounds delicious! x x

  6. Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said on December 2, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Awww she is adorable–I love the pictures! 🙂

  7. lynn @ the actors diet said on December 2, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    cutey cuteness!!! love the brown rice pudding recipe too.

  8. coco said on December 2, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    oh.. this pudding looks sooooo good!!! And she’s the most adorable little girl I’ve ever seen!!! So pretty and cute!