I made many versions of this rice pudding recipe. Each time, the unanimous “thumbs-up” from my entire family eluded me. So I kept trying. Until this last version. The winning version. Everybody – husband, 5 year old, 8 year old, my parents and I – LOVED it.
Yes, I know it’s summer. You are thinking “I am not turning my oven on for anything in the world!” I think you should make an exception. I really do. For this delicious rice pudding. And if you regret, please let me know. But I know FOR SURE you won’t!
Here’s what I propose: make the rice pudding on a Saturday or Sunday morning and then plop it in the fridge. Plan for a light supper (salad with grilled chicken for example) and serve this carbilicious dessert with it. Grate some chocolate on top and enjoy! You can have your fruit salad another day 😉 .
What do you think? Have I convinced you to make this creamy sweet rice pudding? If you make it, I would love to hear from you. How did it turn out? Were you able to stop yourself from eating the entire casserole?
- 1 cup brown rice, rinsed
- 3 cups almond milk (or the milk of your choice)
- 4 eggs (yolks separated from egg whites)
- 6 tablespoons sugar (I used organic sugar from Costco)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- zest from 1 lemon
- ½ cup raisins
- Cook the rice in milk in a pot on the stove.
- Mix the yolks with the sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest and raisins.
- Beat the egg whites until fluffy and stiff.
- Once cooked, allow the rice to cool for 10 minutes.
- Mix the yolk mixture into the rice. Then gently fold in the egg whites.
- Grease an oven-proof round casserole (20 cm or 8 inch diameter).
- Pour the mixture into the casserole and bake at 350⁰ F for 30 minutes until the top becomes medium brown.
- Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.
- The rice pudding can be served warm, cold or at room temperature. It’s delicious anyway you serve it.
- Grate some chocolate on top to take it to a heavenly level.
Do you have a favourite rice pudding recipe? What are its ingredients? Please share below in the comment section. I would love to read about it!