Due to the general crappiness of certain people I've encountered along my daily rounds, I've been feeling a little unhappy lately. One of the nicest ways of beating the sads, is to eat something tasty and sweet. Since today is National Rice Pudding Day, a hot bowl of comfort food goodness might just do the trick. Here's a recipe for rice pudding from my tattered old paperback of Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book.
3 slightly beating eggs
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
In bowl, combine eggs, milk, rice, sugar, raisins, vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; mix well. Bake in 10x6x2 inch baking dish at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. Stir. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Continue baking till knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes longer. Serve warm or chilled with light cream, if desired. Serves 6.
Here's a picture of Indian Rice Pudding containing cardamon, pistachios and coconut milk. Though I've never made this pudding, it certainly looks and sounds good, so I may get out the baking dish and make my usual big mess. The recipe can be found HERE.
If you're interested in more information about National Rice Pudding Day, this SITE contains everything you could possibly want to know about rice pudding and it's special day.
If you don't like rice pudding, tomorrow is National S'mores Day. Say good-bye to my diet!