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.