Smooth and Creamy Rice Pudding
You will need the following to make this recipe.
1 1/2 cups of uncooked medium length rice.(If you dont have medium length you can use long grain rice but it wont taste as well and will be a little crunchier unless you over cook it.)
4 cups of milk.
2/3 of a cup of Granulated white sugar
1/4 tsp of salt. You can add up to 1/2 tsp of salt depending on how salty you will want this to be. I use a lower amount of salt as my hubby has high blood pressure and we are limited on what he can have salt wise.
2 eggs, Lightly beaten.
1 1/2 cups of raisins.
2 tbsps of butter.
1 1/2 tsps of Vanilla. I dont use imitation vanilla just because I think the other taste just a little bit better than the imitation. You can use either depending on what you have and what you prefer to use.
You will need a medium to large sauce pan to cook your rice in. remember the rice will double in size once it is cooked.
Bring to boil your 3 cups of water. Once it is a rolling boil add your rice and let cook for 20-30 minutes. Stirring occassionally. You will want to keep a close eye on your rice as it will start to stick to the bottom of the pan and you wont want to scorch the rice, This will leave all your rice with a not so great taste.
Once it is finished I would drain the excess water off the rice and rinse your pan. You can either use this for the remainder or you can just use another pan. I would just use another one myself But if you dont enjoy doing dishes as much as me then I would go ahead and just rinse and use it again.
In the new saucepan you will be combining the cooked rice with the 3 cups of milk, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat until thick and creamy. Once this is achieved you will want to stir in the remaining 1 cup of milk, the lightly beaten eggs and raisins. Once this is done. You will be adding the vanilla and butter. I add a slight amount of cinnamon so that my hubby likes it better this way. I dont eat the rice pudding so I just add what he tells me to add to it to make it taste a little bit better (As if it doesnt taste good to begin with) and the one thing he likes the most in it is cinnamon. I would use a dash of cinnamon.
If you want to use splenda instead of regular sugar you will just add 1/3 the amount of splenda than what it calls for with sugar. I