Thursday, April 11, 2013

Homemade, Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is one of life's simple pleasures.  It is so easy to make, and so yummy!  I especially like this recipe because it uses so little rice :)  I would rather taste the rich milk than have to chew a mouthful of rice in my pudding.                                                              

Here is the oh-so-simple recipe for this delicious dessert:

4 cups milk
3 T rice (I used basmati)
1/2 t salt
1/4-1/2 c natural sweetener (honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, etc)
1 t vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients and pour into a buttered 1 1/2 quart casserole.  Bake at 325 degrees F for about 3 hours.  Stir occasionally during the first hour.   Chill before serving.  (I like to mix in raisins for an added treat) Enjoy!