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Purple Rice Pudding

May 30, 2010

After last weekend’s slightly disappointing cherry turnovers, Max and I decided to make something tried and true – and turn it purple just for fun!

Max being silly from the start.

First, we made a batch of white rice in the rice cooker.

Measuring out the cooked rice

Once the rice was cooked, we measured out 1 1/2 cups for the pudding, which leaves plenty of leftover rice for dad to chow down on. This is a rare treat for him, since we usually eat brown rice, not white.

Cracking an egg is still a bit of a challenge

Pouring the milk

Next, we mixed 1 egg and 1/2 cup milk together and set it aside…

… in between more silliness…

Then, we mixed the cooked rice, another 1 1/2 cups milk, and 1/3 cup white sugar together in a saucepan, and cooked, stirring frequently over medium heat until significantly thickened. This takes awhile, 15 to 20 minutes. During which time we get a little bored, and a little more silly.

When I thought it was thick enough, max dumped in the egg mixed with the milk, and I stirred constantly for 2 minutes. If you don’t stir constantly, you will have scrambled eggs in with your pudding, so he poured, and I stirred.

After 2 minutes, we removed from the heat, added in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and 1 tablespoon of butter. We stirred until melted, then poured into a dish.

And then we turned it purple!

Click “read more” for the recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups cooked white rice
2 cups milk (divided into 1 1/2 cups and 1/2 cup)
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt (we forgot the salt but it doesn’t matter)
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

In a medium saucepan, combine the cooked rice, sugar, 1 1/2 cups milk, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thick and creamy, 15 to 20 minutes. Pour in 1/2 cup milk and beaten egg. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Immediately remove from the heat and stir in the butter and the vanilla. Stir to melt the butter, then pour all into a dish. Add in food coloring if you wish.

Serve warm or chilled.

Mom Thinks: This is a simple, easy recipe to make with a kid, and very tasty. I don’t even really like rice pudding, but I like this rice pudding.

Max Thinks: This is one of my favorite treats. The dog wasn’t even harassing us while we cooked.

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