Few dishes evoke those sweet memories, like a creamy bowl of rice pudding. Rice pudding is more than just a simple dessert. Those who grew up in the frosty winter seasons will understand my statement. Rice pudding is a steaming bowl of nostalgia and warmth. It is a traditional delight that has evolved with a great fusion of flavors.
You will get a lot of ways to make rice pudding, but the best way that works for me is to make it in a rice cooker. It’s like having a kitchen helper who can make perfect rice pudding. And let’s be real, in today’s world, time is super important. If you use appliances that do lots of things without wasting time, you’re in luck.
This article will take you through the recipe for making rice pudding in a rice cooker. So, let’s grab our ingredients and cook up a rice pudding that warms your belly and heart.
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How Does One Make Rice Pudding in a Rice Cooker?
- A Rice Cooker
- 1 cup of Short Grain Aromatic Rice
- 4 cups (1 Liter) of Milk
- A pinch of Salt
- ¼ cup of Sugar
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- 8-10 Raisins
- Ground Cinnamon for sprinkling
- Mixed nuts, chopped
- Take your rice cooker cup and measure 1 cup of rice with it.
- Rinse them thoroughly and soak them in water for about 30 minutes.
- Add the soaked rice and 3 cups of milk to your rice cooker pot. Close the lid and start the rice cooker.
- Let it cook for 15 minutes.
- Within 8-10 minutes of cooking, it will start to boil. When it starts boiling, don't close the rice cooker's lid.
- Add the remaining milk, a pinch of salt, sugar,and vanilla extract. Give everything a gentle stir to combine.
- Keep stirring to prevent sticking, and cook it for another 5 minutes.
- Then toss little amount of ground cinnamon and mixed nuts for extra texture and taste.
- Cook for one more minute to allow the flavors to-meld even further, then turn off the cooker.
- Your creamy rice pudding is ready. Serve it warm,and enjoy!
How Can You Make Rice Pudding with Cooked Rice? Stove top Recipe
I used to believe that rice pudding needed uncooked rice to absorb all the milk, sugar, and spices properly. But then, once, during my visit to a friend’s home, her mom made rice pudding with leftover cooked rice. And to my surprise, it turned out pretty good. Since then, I have made it with cooked rice, which mostly came out great. And the best part is, most people can’t even tell the difference!
Here’s What You’ll Need
- First, preheat the rice. Then put it in a saucepan.
- Add everything into the saucepan, like milk, egg yolk, thick cream, nutmeg, and allspice.
- Gently bring it to a simmer. If you don’t have thick cream, use plain yogurt or simmer milk until it’s reduced by half.
- Once it gets thicker, take it off the heat. Then, spoon the mixture into serving dishes and pop them in the fridge. This step lets all the flavors infuse since we didn’t do that earlier with the rice.
- When you’re ready to serve the next day, you can heat up the pudding in the microwave.
- After that, spoon some jam over the top and sprinkle on the fruit that goes well with the jam.
Finally, making delicious rice pudding in a rice cooker is a fun cooking experiment. With the right ingredients, a touch of creativity, and the convenience of a rice cooker, you can transform cooked rice into a velvety dessert that warms both heart and soul. So, whether you want a sweet treat for yourself or a go-to dessert to impress your guests, making rice pudding in a rice cooker is a well-worth experience. Enjoy the creamy delight and the memories it recalls with each spoonful.