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On Sunday, we had family and friends over for dinner and I made a big Mexican food feast with tacos and burritos. Lindsey made delicious refried black beans. (Spoiler alert: She will be sharing that recipe soon!) And I made some plain rice to go with everything. I wasn't sure how much to make with the number of people that were coming (10, plus kids), so I cooked 4 cups of rice. It made 8 cups of course and by the end of the evening, there was hardly a dent made in that bowl full of rice!
My husband said not to worry because he would pack some in his lunches for work. But, the next day I also realized that I also had some milk that was hitting the expiration date and I knew just what to do. It was time for a batch of rice pudding!
For me, rice pudding is a true comfort food. My mom used to bake it when I was a kid. It is basically a custard with rice in it. I know some of you don't love raisins, but they are such a burst of sweetness in this custard that doesn't have a lot of sugar in it. (Only half of a cup!) This is a really nice dessert to enjoy during the cold winter months. In some parts of the country, rice pudding is made with maple syrup in it. That sounds delicious! And, don't forget, rice pudding is gluten-free! There is even a recipe book all about different varieties of rice pudding! But for me, I stuck to the traditional recipe that I love.
Be sure to store the leftovers in the fridge. Go ahead! When you have leftover rice, make some pudding! So many people have rice cookers now, rice pudding might become your go to dessert!
I made those place mats! You can find the directions for them on Handmade Monthly.
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Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!