It was cool yesterday, and i was browsing a magazine while watching our little man do his 'word wall" practice, and i came across this recipe. I LOVE rice pudding, i love sweets. Dessert was always something special we looked forward to after dinner when i was growing up, mostly on weekends when Mum had the time to do it.
Spiced Raisin Rice Pudding
4 cups milk
1 cup long grain rice
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup raisins
1/4 tsp allspice
Bring the rice, milk, sugar and salt to a gentle simmer in a saucepan, covered, for around 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the raisins and allspice, stir well and cover up again at a gentle simmer for 30 minutes or so more.
Stir often as you don't want the mixture to stick to the bottom of the pan.
Cook as long as necessary to make the rice tender and the sauce thicken.
This recipe was delicious, i had a little more thani should have, so did the boy! He had never had anything like it (i swear the only things his mum fed him were grapes, nuts, plain toast and milk!!!) and he loved it! SO much so he had it in his lunch box today =)
It did take me about an hour and 15 mins to get it to the right tenderness...but i used arborio rice instead...shhh...don't tell anyone!! Still...try it, it's scrumptious on a cold night, comfort food indeed!