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Rice pudding main doneThis is an economical and easy old recipe from the 1907 edition of Mrs Beeton’s Family Cookery that belonged to my Grandma. As mentioned in a previous ramble about puddings, my Mum made this for dinner most Saturday nights, especially when she made a roast dinner. I guess it’s baked rice porridge. As a kid I loved it with a little cold milk poured over the top to cool it quickly, as I was too impatient to wait. I still love it, at its best accompanied by tart fruit compote, such as rhubarb or plums. I use short grained rice, Arborio works well, skimmed milk without the added extra fat, scant measures of sugar as the pudding tends to be very sweet, and freshly grated nutmeg.

Transcribed literally from my Grandma’s 1907 edition of Mrs Beeton’s Family Cookery

INGREDIENTS.- 1 pint of milk, 3 tablespoons of rice, 1 1/2 tablespoons of (white) sugar, salt, nutmeg
METHOD.- Pick and wash the rice, place it in a greased pie dish, add the sugar, milk and a small pinch of salt. Sprinkle the surface lightly with nutmeg, and bake in a slow oven for about 2 hours.
TIME.-About 2 hours.
SUFFICIENT for 3 or 4 persons.
Note.-Skim milk, and 1/2 oz of butter, or a level tablespoon of finely chopped suet, may be used instead of new milk

1 pint = 600 mls
1/2 oz = 15g
Slow Oven = 150C



About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

4 comments on “BAKED RICE PUDDING

  1. The Wanderlust Gene
    May 8, 2014

    Ummmm – rice pudding for dinner again … I’m dying to recreate that old memory 🙂


    • ladyredspecs
      May 8, 2014

      It simple, cheap and my ultimate comfort food, give it a whirl!


  2. British Blokes Cooking
    October 22, 2013

    Thank you!


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This entry was posted on May 15, 2012 by in Desserts, FODMAP diet, Food, Gluten Free, Light dessert, Warm Puddings and tagged , , , , .
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