Sunday, July 13, 2014

Retro Recipe: Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

This is my first Retro Recipe post.  I will go through some favorite cookbooks here and find some fun vintage recipes to share with you from time to time.

I have a small personal collection of cookbooks that I love, mostly Savannah, Atlanta, vintage cookbooks for children, vegetarian cooking, and baking.   I love to bake!  These cookbooks are on a wall of my dining room, and I enjoy reading them, as well as cooking.

I also sell vintage cookbooks in my shop.  My favorite cookbooks to sell include community cookbooks (from churches, schools, and civic associations) and product cookbooks (like the one you see pictured above).  You will find my cookbooks for sale here:  vintage cookbooks at Birdhouse Books

The retro recipe of the day is Old Fashioned Rice Pudding.  This recipe was found in the little cookbook 75 Glamorous Rice Dishes, published by the Louisiana State Rice Milling Company.

Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding

1 1/4 cups cold cooked Water Maid or Mahatma Rice
2 eggs
2 cups milk
1 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Dash of cinnamon and nutmeg

Cook and cool rice or use leftover rice.  Beat eggs light and thick, fold in milk.  Lightly mix in remaining ingredients.  Place in buttered 1 1/2 quarter casserole.  Bake in shallow pan of water at 350 degrees F. (moderate oven) about 1 hour, until a silver knife inserted in center comes out clean.  Serve with cream, caramel sauce, or lemon sauce.  6 Servings.


  1. Old cookbooks are gold mines! Great that you post recipes on your blog from them because most people today don't have time to leaf through them.

  2. Nice :)
    Will try it out :D Dropping by from UBC!

  3. Great looking recipe. This looks like the exact type of recipe my Granny would have used. I miss her rice pudding.

  4. Trish, you wrote this blog just for me! I LOVE rice pudding. Not the store bought kind, but the old fashioned, cook it yourself kind. My mother & grandmother made rice pudding from scratch. It was beyond delicious. I don't have their recipe, but I bet this one is pretty close. My mouth is watering for it. YUM!

  5. First of all, thanks for making me hungry with your vintage Rice Pudding recipe. YUM! I love rice pudding mostly because it reminds me of my parents. To me it's more of a 'comfort food.'
    I laughed out loud as I read your most embarrassing yard sale memory. Great blog!!

  6. Thanks for the visit and nice comments!

    Bob, my Mom said this recipe looks like my grandmother's rice pudding recipe. I can't wait to try it. The ingredients are so simple and "everyday."

    Mary, yes, I think of both rice pudding and bread pudding as comfort foods too!


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