|Written by Cynthia Rodriguez|
I've always loved rice pudding.¬† There was a small family grocery store right next to my dwelling back in NYC which always sold homemade rice pudding.¬† I loved it so much¬†that I wanted to make rice puddding myself.¬† I tried so many different recipes trying to find one that tastes¬†just like the one from the store.¬† I finally found it and I would like to share it with you, hoping you'll like it as much as I have.¬† It is very delicious and it has an ingredient which regular rice puddings did not have, butter, making it unique.¬† Enjoy!
1-1/2 cups water
3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a large heavy saucepan, bring water to a boil over medium-high heat; stir in rice and salt.¬† Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
Stir in the milk and sugar.¬† Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 30-40 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently.¬† Remove from the heat; stir in butter.
Serve warm or chilled.¬† Sprinkle with cinnamon.¬†
Make sure you are stirring frequently.¬† It is very important.¬† Very tiring, but it is definitely worth it.¬†
Garnish with cinnamon sticks and/or fruit if desired
You can double the recipe if needing to serve more than 4 people.¬† This recipe yields 4-6 servings.