Rice Pudding

Every one has their own memories of rice pudding.  Mine are good memories – but then I never went to boarding school.   The recipes for Rice Pudding  are as diverse as the memories  so I will include a few of my favourite versions here.   Please feel free to add your memories of rice pudding in the comments section below.

A. Easy Rice Pudding

  • Leftover cooked rice (hot or cold)
  • Sweetened condensed milk from the can
  1. Mix and serve with stewed rhubarb or tinned peaches

B.  Quick Rice Pudding

  • Leftover cooked rice (hot or cold)
  • Custard (home made or store brought)
  1. Mix, heat carefully and serve with a sprinkle of nutmeg on top

C.  Instant Rice Pudding

  • 600 mls Milk
  • 1 Cup Rice Flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  1. Bring milk to boil then add rice, sugar and Salt.
  2. Boil for 3 minutes while stirring.
  3. Reduce heat then, while stirring, slowly add Vanilla and beaten Eggs
  4. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Serve with fruit or jam.

Note: Flaked rice is available in New Zealand but I have yet to find it in Australia

D. Traditional Rice Pudding  Edmonds Cook Book Version

  • 4 Tablespoons of Uncooked rice
  • 600 mls milk
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • Vanilla Essence
  • Grated Nutmeg
  1. Wash rice and put into a pie dish with milk, Sugar & Vanilla
  2. Sprinkle with Nutmeg
  3. Bake for at least 2 hours at 150ºC. (Stir every 20 minutes for the first hour)

It is the long slow cooking that makes this yummy so don’t turn up the heat and don’t shorten the cooking time (if anything a bit longer is better)

E. Special Rice Pudding

  • 1 Cup Chopped Marshmallows
  • 1 Cup cooked Rice – cold
  • 1 Cup crushed pineapple (drained) or Chopped strawberries
  • 1 Cup whipped Cream
  1. Combine all ingredients together
  2. Chill for 2 hours before serving

F. Rice Pudding by AA Milne 1882–1956

What is the matter with Mary Jane?
She’s crying with all her might and main,
And she won’t eat her dinner—rice pudding again—
What is the matter with Mary Jane?
 
What is the matter with Mary Jane?
I’ve promised her dolls and a daisy-chain,
And a book about animals—all in vain—
What is the matter with Mary Jane?
 
What is the matter with Mary Jane?
She’s perfectly well, and she hasn’t a pain;
But, look at her, now she’s beginning again!
What is the matter with Mary Jane?
 
What is the matter with Mary Jane?
I’ve promised her sweets and a ride in the train,
And I’ve begged her to stop for a bit and explain—
What is the matter with Mary Jane?
 
What is the matter with Mary Jane?
She’s perfectly well, and she hasn’t a pain,
And it’s lovely rice pudding for dinner again!—
What is the matter with Mary Jane?
 
 Creamed rice with stewed rhubarb.
 
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One thought on “Rice Pudding

  1. You bring back so many “instant” memories – and the rice we used was always ‘short-grain’ as we didn’t know there was any other type! Must get some rhubarb this week to go with the rice pudding!

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