My Todd is an old fashioned guy. There is nothing fancy smancy about him. He likes simple things, which is probably why he likes me so much. 😉 There is nothing fancy smancy about me either! And I, too, like simple things. Things like thie simple baked rice pudding please us both on many levels.
Not only is it delicious, but it is very easy to make and well suited to using up that little bit of leftover rice from last night's dinner.
It is just the right size for just two people, which means it is just the right size for our wee family, or for a very hungry Todd.
No, it is not pretty, but you could certainly dress it u with a dab of jam if you wished or a dollop of softly whipped cream. It is very comforting . . .
Almost nursery food . . . warm hug food. Little nuggets of rice encircled by rich milky custard. I love the skin on top. It's my favourire bit. This is perfect food for the winter blues. Enjoy . . .
*Baked Rice Pudding For Two*Serves 2
Preheat the oven to 165*C/325*F/ gas mark 3. Butter a small 5 inch square baking dish. Set aside.
Whisk together the egg and sugar, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Whisk in the milk and vanilla. Stir in the milk and rice. Pour into the prepared dish.
Place the dish with the pudding in it into a larger pan and pour hot water into the pan until it comes halfway up the sides of the dish holding the rice pudding. Bake in the preheated oven for 55 minutes or until golden and set. Serve warm with or without whipped cream.
There were years when I had a hard time cooking for just two people, especially having had to cook for a large family and then my employers etc. for a number of years. I am getting used to it now, and am becoming very good at it. You could of course double this if you wished, but if you are only two, then this is the perfect winter pud for you. Bon Appetit!