Leftover-rice Rice Pudding

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This is my second Instructable using leftover rice (see my rice cracker one here) but we honestly had a somewhere around a quarter ton with just two of us to eat it. I love rice pudding; my wife, however, does not. I thought this would be a great opportunity to make rice pudding and she actually agreed (she just wanted the rice gone). The pudding turned out well so I will be eating by myself for the next few days (it may take me a while unless I can think of another use for leftoever leftover-rice rice pudding). Happy cooking!
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Step 1: Ingredients

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You might think that leftover rice is the most plentiful ingredient in leftover-rice rice pudding--but it's not. In fact milk wins that gold medal. Thought less plentiful I believe that all ingredients are entitled to their own place of glory and so in no particular order I give you the ingredients:
- 1 orange worth of orange zest (about 2 T) (If you've never had the pleasure of zesting an orange i recommend googling it!)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 4 cups of milk
- 1 cup of already cooked LEFTOVER rice (no, you cannot cook rice for this recipe it must be leftover from another meal :) )
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 Tbsp butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sugar

Go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. (It's an easy recipe and will be ready to go in the oven in no time)

Step 2: Scalding the milk

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The first thing you need to do is scald your milk. Scalding means heating to above 180 degrees F to kill any bugs and to deactivate any enzymes that may interfere with the setting up of the pudding. I didn't measure the temperature with a thermometer but you need to get the milk hot. It took my microwave about 7 minutes to get the milk hot enough. (Please be careful and don't burn yourselves!)
bpolhamius8 months ago
A sprinkle of ground cardamom imparts a very nice flavor!
It is healthy food.
RetroTechno2 years ago
Does this scale up well? I'm thinking of making it for a party.
trvrq (author)  RetroTechno2 years ago
I have never made more than this (I am the only one who eats it at home) but I imagine that it would scale up pretty well. Just make sure you have big enough (or multiple) bowls and baking pans. Will you be adding any special ingredients?
I was thinking of soaking the raisins in rum or bourbon for a day beforehand. I think it would add a nice flavor. ;-)

Also some green and red sprinkles for that holiday flair!
Merry Christmas!
dannygeorge2 years ago
Hi, I havent tried ur recipe yet but it is at the top of my to-do list bcos I am the one who is the last one to have dinner & the only one to come across lots of leftover rice which I promptly stash in the fridge. I wanted to comment bcos of your sense of humor in two places (I cud find only two on this page, pls pardon me if I failed to find the others). Firstly, where u said, "unless I can think of another use for leftoever leftover-rice rice pudding" & secondly, when u were listing out the ingredients,"1 cup of already cooked LEFTOVER rice (no, you cannot cook rice for this recipe it must be leftover from another meal :) )" I was laughing out loud, literally. Anyways, thanx a lot for those recipes & for making us laugh at the same time :-))

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