Monday, March 9, 2009

My Fave

One of my all time favorite desserts is rice pudding!! I could eat it every day, my brand of choice has always been kozy shack cause it has that homemade taste. So instead of battling the incredible snow storm today I made my own for the first time! I looked over probably twenty different recipes and read the reviews for all of them, and after all that research I decided I didn't need a recipe I'll just do it myself!! So of course it did not turn out perfect, but it tasted AMAZING, almost like kozy shack :) The problem I ran into was that it did not thicken up as much as I would have liked. So the recipe I'm giving is the changed one, the one I will use when I make it again:
3/4 cups Basmati rice
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 1/2 cups water
3 1/2 cups half and half
1/2 cup carnation cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg (beaten)
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Using a heavy bottom sauce pan boil rice, salt, and water. Once it reaches a boil reduce heat, cover and simmer on low for 8-9 minutes or until most of the water has been absorbed. Then slowly stir in the half and half, and sugar. Once it reaches a boil again reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 25 minutes stirring occasionally ensuring your rice is not sticking to the pan. Slowly stir in beaten egg and cook for 2 more minutes (At this point you could also add in any other flavorings or ingredients; raisins, nuts, coconut, cinnamon, extracts. Although if you would like to add fruit I would do that very last) Remove from heat and add vanilla, then add carnation cream to desired consistency. Remember as it cools it will thicken so you can always add more cream later. Refrigerate with plastic wrap pressed onto the top of the pudding so it does not form a skin. SO yummy!

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