Wednesday, April 13, 2016

rice pudding

What is the matter with Mary Jane?
She's perfectly well and she hasn't a pain,
And it's lovely rice pudding for dinner again!
What is the matter with Mary Jane?

I remember loving that A.A.Milne poem as a child, and Evie seems to find it just as funny when I read it to her.

Thankfully she doesn't have the same aversion to rice pudding as the little girl in the poem, as its one of my favourite treats to make for the family - quick and easy, all the ingredients tend to be to hand, and it's not overly sweet.

I use my late nana's recipe...

Rice pudding (serves 4)
~ 4 cups of milk
~ 3/4 cup of white basmati rice
~ vanilla bean, split and scraped
~ 1/4 caster sugar
Combine milk, vanilla bean and rice in a saucepan on the stove. Bring to the boil, then lower heat and simmer, stirring regularly, until the milk has been absorbed and the rice is cooked. Remove vanilla bean and stir through sugar. Serve topped with grated nutmeg.

We had some last night with stewed rhubarb, really seasonal stuff.

Perfect Autumn fare!


  1. Soo comforting! Thanks for sharing recipe, I'm going to make it this week. I usually bake mine in the oven..😊

    1. Pleasure! My nan used to make a baked version too which I also like x

  2. Yum!! Can you put leftovers in the fridge or does it congeal?

    1. I definitely refrigerate the leftovers (only for 24 hours because I'm funny with rice), it does go a bit thick but when you reheat it takes on a nice consistency again x