Rice Pudding

Make this rice pudding with a bit of cinnamon.

From "Simple Pleasures of the Home"
May 2018

  • This rice is sweet and filling.
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  • Get craft ideas, recipes, and more suggestion for your home with "Simple Pleasures of the Home" by Susannah Seton.
    Cover courtesy Conari Press

Yield: 4 servings

Simple Pleasures of the Home (Conari Press, 1999) by Susannah Seton is a collection of stories, recipes, crafts, and ideas for your home. This recipe for rice pudding is perfect for when you have guests over.

Rice pudding is really a love-or-hate thing. Those who love it can't live without it. Others will pass, thank you.


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup raisins, soaked in water and drained
  • cinnamon


  1. Combine rice, water, and salt in a medium saucepan and simmer for 3 minutes.
  2. Add sugar and 2 cups milk and simmer, uncovered, over low heat, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. Cook until rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
  4. Whisk the egg yolks with the vanilla and remaining 1 cup milk. Add raisins. Pour into baking dish, sprinkle with cinnamon, and bake, uncovered, until set at edges and creamy at center, about 20-25 minutes.

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 Adapted and reprinted with permission from Conari Press, an imprint of Red Wheel/Weiser, Simple Pleasures of the Home by Susannah Seton is available wherever books and ebooks are sold or directly from the publisher at www.redwheelweiser.com or 800-423-7087.