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Old-Fashioned Rice Custard

 Old-Fashioned Rice Custard
I don't remember where or how I found this dessert. When I took it to a family reunion many years ago, however, a great-uncle was sure I'd used my great-grandmother's recipe! Church suppers are among the places I've carried my rice custard. At home, I like to have it warm for dinner. Then, the next morning, I'll frequently enjoy the leftovers cold for my breakfast. This dish is one I've be
6-8 ServingsPrep: 50 min. Bake: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 4 cups milk, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring rice and 2 cups milk to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; cover and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until liquid is absorbed
  • and rice is tender. Stir in butter. Cool slightly
  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and remaining
  • milk; stir into the rice mixture.
  • Pour into a lightly greased 2-qt. baking dish; sprinkle with nutmeg.
  • Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until knife inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 998 calories, 99 g fat (61 g saturated fat), 340 mg cholesterol, 1,081 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.