This is a delicious rice pudding recipe passed down from my husband's grandmother. My husband cannot get enough of it!

Advertisement

Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Place the water and rice into a saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir, and reduce heat to low. Cover pan, and simmer until all water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

    Advertisement
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Beat the egg yolks together with 1/2 cup sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the cornstarch and salt. Continue beating, and gradually pour in the milk. Stir in the cooked rice, lemon juice, and raisins. Pour the rice mixture into a baking dish, and place inside a larger baking pan. Fill the larger pan with water to 1 inch up the sides of the dish containing the rice mixture.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the pudding is creamy and most of the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. If necessary, add more water to maintain the water level.

  • Meanwhile, place the egg whites in a mixing bowl and beat until soft peaks form. Continue beating, and gradually add 1/4 cup sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Remove the pudding from the oven, leaving it in the larger baking dish. Top pudding with the meringue, swirling with a spoon to create soft peaks.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Bake in preheated oven until the meringue is golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

273.6 calories; 7 g protein; 54.7 g carbohydrates; 76.4 mg cholesterol; 66.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (26)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2008
This is terrific! I've been trying a lot of the rice pudding recipes and find this one to be one of my favorites so far. I had some left over rice and used that but otherwise followed the recipe. It was easy and the pudding firmed up nicely even though I thought that it was a little to liquidy at first. Thanks Read More
(31)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/16/2008
I wasn't very impressed with this recipe. The preparation is complicated and the results weren't good enough to justify the effort. There are easier ways to make a better smoother rice pudding. Also with the added meringue the dish was too sweet. If you plan to make it I suggest reducing the amount of sugar in the meringue by about half. In its favor the finished dish looks wonderful. Read More
(24)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2008
This is terrific! I've been trying a lot of the rice pudding recipes and find this one to be one of my favorites so far. I had some left over rice and used that but otherwise followed the recipe. It was easy and the pudding firmed up nicely even though I thought that it was a little to liquidy at first. Thanks Read More
(31)
Rating: 2 stars
08/16/2008
I wasn't very impressed with this recipe. The preparation is complicated and the results weren't good enough to justify the effort. There are easier ways to make a better smoother rice pudding. Also with the added meringue the dish was too sweet. If you plan to make it I suggest reducing the amount of sugar in the meringue by about half. In its favor the finished dish looks wonderful. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2008
I don't even like rice pudding but I had some leftover rice from dinner so I made it it is so creamy and good iadded cinnamon and my family loved it. very nice. Read More
(23)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2009
I MADE THIS WITHOUT THE MERINGUE AND I HAVE TO SAY IT IS THE BEST RICE PUDDING THAT I HAVE EVER HAD! TWO OF MY FRIENDS HAVE ALSO TRIED IT WHEN THEY HAVE COME OVER AND THHEY AGREE WITH ME. I HAVE LUPPUS AND AM VERY SICK SO I CAN'T EAT VERY MANY THINGS BECAUSE OF MY ILLNESS. THIS HOWEVER HAS BEEN A LIFE-SAVER. I HAVE MADE IT THREE TIMES IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS AND IT HAS KEPT MY WEIGHT AROUND 92 LBS. THANK YOU FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL RECIPE! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2011
I've been making rice pudding this way for years - I sometimes omit the raisins and put a thin layer of raspberry jam on top of the pudding before putting on the meringue - it really is quite good too. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
Best rice pudding recipe I've tried yet! Received lots of compliments. It got thicker as it sat in the fridge so I just added milk to thin a little before serving. Read More
(11)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
This is very good not to sweet not to gooey just right wait I sound like Goldie locks! anyways it's " GRREEAAT" now I sound like Tony the tiger! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2010
Really good. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2008
Great recipe - tastes just like the rice pudding I used to get at a German deli when I was a kid. Read More
(8)