Thursday, November 24, 2011

Comfort Food Recipe: Quick Stove top Rice Pudding

Cold, dreary weather always leaves me wanting warm food to warm me from the inside out. 
Rice pudding is one of these foods that leave you feeling all cozy and snug,
however, the baked version can leave you waiting for hours!

Lately, Sydney has been having unseasonably cold, wet and dreary days.
This called for a steaming hot batch of rice pudding to warm up my family.
Plus, it gave me an excuse to stand close to the hot stove and warm up.

This recipe is super easy and is perfect for any time. 
It uses ingredients that you most likely have lying around your kitchen, so it's fantastic for a last minute dessert or a lazy day. 

Stove top Rice Pudding
Serves 4

100g long grain rice 
2C milk (you can use whole/light/skim/whatever)
1-2 tbsp sugar (depending on tastes)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp Cinnamon (or more/less/different spices - depending on tastes)
1C milk 
Optional: a touch of cream

In a medium saucepan, add the rice, 2 cups of milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract and bring to the boil. 
Cover and reduce to a low heat, leaving the rice to simmer for 15 minutes - stirring every now and again. 
Add in the 1 cup of milk and bring the heat up to high. 
Stir the rice constantly for around 7 minutes, until your desired consistency is reached - let the milk absorb fully for a thicker pudding or leave some milk for a creamier pudding. 
If using, stir in the cream . Transfer the pudding to bowls or a serving dish and leave to cool slightly before serving.

Tell me, 
What's your comfort food of choice?
or go-to cold weather dish? 
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  1. that looks really yummy! love your blog! :)

  2. Mhmm, that looks so yummy! :) Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

  3. Love rice pudding - it always reminds me of winter at my grandmas house. The smeel in the air and the warming feeling you get from holding the bowl and that first mouthful

  4. I love rice pudding and it would definitely have to be up there in term of comfort food! :D

  5. Nic - nothing beats warm food when it's cold out!
    Lorraine - It's definitely a stand out for me! :)

  6. That's a beautiful photo of rice pudding. Thank goodness the weather in Sydney has turned around - it was beginning to feel a bit like winter all over again.

  7. Thank you! And yes, I'm SO glad it's turned around - fingers crossed it stays this way!