I thought I would share a recipe that I have made several times over the last 2 weeks. It is my Aunt Hilda's Rice Pudding Recipe, and is one of the things Jane could tolerate eating for a while, so I made lots of it. Jane is no longer eating, and not drinking much either. Now I am making the pudding because we all need comfort food, and this is a classic comfort food.
Stove Top Rice Pudding
1/2 Cup Raw Rice (Arborio if you have it) 3 Eggs
1 Cup Boiling Water 1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Quart Milk 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 Cup Butter 1/2 Cup Raisins (Optional)
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon, 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg (Also Optional)
Boil rice and water for 7 minutes. Add milk and butter-boil slowly for 1 1/4 hours, covered. Watch carefully because it boils over easily. Stir frequently. Remove from heat. Beat 3 eggs and sugar until thick and foamy. Add egg mixture to rice mixture and fold in real well till foam disappears. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, spices and 1/2 cup raisins. Pour into a pan or casserole and cool a little, then refrigerate.
I usually add a little bit more rice as I like the pudding a little more solid than soupy.
My Aunt Hilda was an awesome cook, and this is one of her recipes that was included in a cookbook put out by the First Baptist Church of Rome, New York in 1981. Enjoy!