Monday, January 20, 2014

Using up leftovers

leftover rice becomes rice pudding

My husband loves homemade pudding. Whenever we cook rice he wants to be sure that we have leftovers so that we can make rice pudding.  He  makes sure to remind me that we need to cook enough to make pudding. He has been known to request rice for dinner just so we can have rice pudding afterwards. This is the recipe that we have developed over the years.

photo from Bing images

Leftover rice pudding

In a medium sized saucepan mix together

1 can (12 ounce) evaporated milk
1/2 to 1 cup leftover cooked  rice
1/2 cup water
Cook this mixture over medium heat until the rice plumps up and gets softened, and creamy (about 10-15 minutes).

1 1/2 cups milk (2% is what we usually have)
3/4 cup sugar
4 Tablespoons cornstarch
3 whole eggs
Mix the sugar, cornstarch, and eggs into the milk, whisking well.
Pour this milk mix into the hot rice mixture. Bring the entire thing to a boil.

Finish the pudding with;
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Cinnamon to taste (about 1/2 teaspoon or so)
raisins or dried fruit if you like

It can be served warm or cold.  Although, hot from the pan (with a steaming mouth) is my husband's favorite way to eat it.

This post shared as part of real food Wednesdays



  1. Years ago, I was creeped out by the idea of rice pudding until a friend of mine literally held me down and shoved a spoonful in my mouth. I had to admit it was heaven. I have been a fan ever since, but I have yet to make it myself. It looks kind of doable. I'm going to try. Wish me luck!

  2. Looks good! Something to keep in mind...
    Thanks for sharing the recipe at the Healthy Tuesday hop!

  3. Rice Pudding is one of my favorites and is always a hit with me! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  4. As it should do! I love rice pudding - mixed in with some cinnamon and I'm in heaven. Like, 30 times over. haha...

    Thank you so much for linking up with us at Fresh Foods Wednesday! I hope you'll join us again this week with more fresh foods posts! xo, kristy

  5. I agree with your husband, this sounds delicious.

  6. I must say I'm not the biggest fan of rice pudding but this is an excellent way to use up leftover rice. Thank you so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I'm featuring this at tomorrow's party.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  7. Awesome comfort food! Thank you so much for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop! We'd love to have you back again tomorrow.

  8. I do this, too! Must say though that I have never added eggs. I am going to try to pin this so I can try your way the next time. I think I may intentionally make up extra rice as well!