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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Creamed Rice with a Golden crust - simply yum comfort dessert

Sometimes simple, classic flavours and a few ingredients produce a perfect dessert result - creamy, home-style comfort food.  Wilbur will testify that my Creamed Rice recipe is delicious - piping hot from the stove or baked with a golden crust - or cold with stewed fruit - simply good!  And yes, I had to move fast to snap this photo!!

Preparation                  5 minutes
Cooking               20 - 30 minutes - needs regular stirring whilst on stovetop.  
Baking (optional)        15 minutes   OR     pop under a hot grill until golden

Ingredients      I have included measures for small and large sizes.

                                   Small                                   Double
Rice                           5 tablespoons (1/2 cup)       1 cup
Boiling water               1/2 cup                               1 cup
Milk                            3 cups                                6 cups
Sugar                         3 tablespoons                      6 tablespoons
Vanilla extract             1/2 teaspoon                       1 teaspoon
Cinnamon or nutmeg   pinch                                  1/2 teaspoon

Optional for baking
                    Additional sugar and cinnamon or nutmeg to sprinkle over prior to grilling


Place rice in a large saucepan.
Cover with the boiling water and simmer rapidly until water almost evaporates.  
Stir constantly and watch it carefully. Do not boil dry. 
Slowly add the milk and stir well.
Bring to a slow boil.  Stir constantly and keep an eye on it as likely to boil over.
Reduce to a simmer.  Stir regularly.  Remove any 'skin' that forms.
Add the sugar, vanilla and cinnamon or nutmeg.
Stir and slowly simmer until thick and rice is cooked.  Taste to check rice is soft.

If you are going to bake the rice, leave it a little sloppy. 
If planning to use unbaked, simmer until desired consistency, spoonable, but not runny.

pour into a greased baking pan.  Sprinkle additional sugar and cinnamon or nutmeg on top.
Bake under a grill until golden.  OR  bake in moderate oven for approx 15 minutes.

Enjoy!  Colleen


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