My sisters and I always loved the recipe for rice pudding our grandma made. After she passed away, I took it upon myself to try and find the secret to her rice pudding. It took quite a bit of experimentation, but I finally got it right! And I'm glad to share this easy recipe here. —Margaret DeChant, Newberry, Michigan
Place rice and raisins in a greased 1-qt. casserole. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar and nutmeg; pour over rice.
Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool. Pour milk over each serving if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.
Rice Pudding Tips
How can I enhance the flavor of rice pudding?
To enhance the flavor of rice pudding, experiment with a variety of stir-ins. Cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla extract (if you've run out, try making a homemade vanilla extract!) would complement the nutmeg. For a little extra sweetness, sprinkle with brown sugar or drizzle a sugar alternative like honey or maple syrup on top. Not fond of raisins? Leave them out or replace them with dried cranberries.
How can I thin rice pudding?
Rice puddings tend to thicken as they cool. To thin when reheating, stir in a tablespoon or two of milk.
Can I keep cooked rice in the freezer?
Yes, you can keep cooked rice in the freezer! Packed in an airtight freezer container, cooked rice will keep in the freezer for 6 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight when ready to use. Be sure to follow these tips on how to reheat rice for your pudding!