Thursday, January 7, 2010

Rice cooked with Milk

Cooked rice served with sugar and cinnamon..mmm, comfort food! Mom made this often and it was always a favorite of mine and still is. I grew up on a dairy farm and so there was no shortage of milk and this rice was cooked with rich whole milk. But now I usually cook it with 1% milk although it really does taste better with whole milk!


1 cup long grain rice..I have used basmati and that is good too
1/4 tsp salt
approx 4 cups milk
In a large saucepan bring to boil the rice, salt and 1 cup milk on high, stirring frequently. Once it's boiling turn heat down to med heat.
As the rice cooks and absorbs the milk keep adding more milk, 1/2 cup at a time until the rice is tender. You will need to keep stirring frequently until the rice is done which takes about 40 to 45 min.
Serve with sugar and cinnamon. We eat it as a dessert and after a light meal as it is very filling. When my Mom used to make it we ate it as part of the main course. Mom loved to eat sweet and savoury dishes at the same time.. and that is definetly something I inherited from her!

50 comments:

  1. Top of my list for comfort foods. I cook mine in the microwave at 5 to 10 minute intervals. After the first session I lower my power. I grew up with it as main course as well.

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  2. This is something my family eats for breakfast as an alternative to oatmeal or other hot cereals. :)

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    1. I thought I was the only person who did this - did so in group homes where i worked - the residents loved me ... or at least teh rice pudding (as I call it) LOL ... I added eggs to mine for extra nutrition

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  3. mmm yes deffinately a comfort food. My children prefered it for breakfast with a bit of cinnamon and some raisins. I grew up with it as you did for dinner or dessert.
    Ruthanne

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  4. Thanks for posting this recipe. It's something I grew up with too. My mom used to cook the rice(barely covered ) in water first, then added the whole milk and continue cooking. Overall it might have been 2% then:>) Definately a comfort food!
    ~lisa

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  5. My Mom used to make this too, only she put raisins in it too! Yummy! Still one of my favorite desserts!

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  6. No way! We used to have this all the time when I was younger. We'd use leftover rice and make a quick dessert out of it. I forgot about that - now I just use leftover rice for a quick stirfry but this brings back so many more memories. YUMMM! ♥

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  7. My grandma used to make this...she called it "Poor Man's Rice". Thanks for the memories!

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  8. Mmmm, that does sound comforting. I was hoping, though, that you were giving me a recipe to use up the already-cooked rice in my fridge! Still, yours sounds so much better! Karen

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  9. This is a meal I like to make on cold days.We enjoy cooked rice this way.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  10. My mother cooked rice up like this for us growing up. I so enjoyed this and every now and then the memory makes me want to cook some up!

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  11. My mom also made this for us growing up and I enjoy it either hot or cold.

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  12. Okay Betty, now you are going WAY back. I remember eating this (albeit somewhat reluctantly) when I was in Kindergarten! It was only the sugar and cinnamon that made it acceptable to my 5 year old palate. Now that rice is something I enjoy, I might like it!

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  13. Rice pudding is my very favorite comfort food ! I DO use whole milk ..smile... and I always use Pearl Rice (short grain for dessert dishes) I like it with raisins too.
    Now you've got me craving it...Betty!

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  14. Can't help myself and just have to leave a comment today!
    I remember this as well but feel like Bev K about it.
    My Mom was and still is a wonderful cook but in my 5-7 year old mind this dish was simply wrong.
    But, back then, what was on the table had to be eaten!
    To this day, this is not one of the dishes you will find on my table.
    I'm glad though, that so many of you like it, so do enjoy ! ! ! :-)

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  15. This was and is one of my favorite 'comfort foods' - but we always made it with raisins, brown sugar not white, and added a little bit of nutmeg as well.

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  16. hello all,
    this is still a often eaten dish in iceland. we make it with short, round grain and whole milk. put cinnamon and raisins on it AND we eat a slice of blood-pudding or liverwurst with it.

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  17. I am such a comfort food lover. Thanks for posting this.....I wish I had a bowl right now. Kathy (MGCC)

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  18. Oh wow-I'd forgotten all about this-my grandma used to make this for me all the time! Thanks for posting this-I'm going to make it for my DD tomorrow-hope she will like it as much as I do!

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  19. I read this blog every day and I couldn't believe the coincidence that I had just started my own recipe of rice pudding minutes before. Comfort food for supper- YUM!

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  20. Always was...and still is right up there on my list of favorites! I use pearl rice...and cook it up in a double boiler. And every so often...I supplement my rice pudding supply with Kozy Shack rice pudding. Smile!

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  21. This is so funny! It was around minus 32 degrees (celsius) here today, and I was thinking this afternoon that my mom would have made beef stew and rice with milk for supper on a night like this. Wow! That tasted so good! To me this was a side dish, and rice pudding was a different recipe, used for dessert. Keeping warm in Saskatchewan!

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  22. What a delight to find this recipe on here! I also grew up with this as a main dish along with fried potatoes and farmer sausage. We added cinnamon and white sugar. I remember that the cinnamon didn't quite "want" to be stirred into the rice. I am definitely going to make this!

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  23. I LOVE Rice Pudding, it's one of my favorite comfort foods, and THANK YOU for sharing this recipe!

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  24. I'm sitting here thinkinkg, who would have thought??? My mom also made "rice with milk" and we sprinkled sugar on it. I have adapted the recipe somewhat by making it with pudding and calling it rice pudding. I like to use left over cooked white rice and stir it into a homemade (barely sweetened)vanilla sauce. We like to drizzle raspberry syrup on it.

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  25. i just ate the remainder of that rice.
    and don't worry, i didn't forger the sugar this time! haha

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  26. My mother who is Asian would be appalled at the idea of rice and milk like this. My grandmother who is English and Irish would make this for me when my mother wasn't around. Love this!!

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  27. It just made me smile to see how many people had memories of eating this rice. We did too . .with shinka fliecsh sp? . My husband thought it was very weird when my mom put it on the table with dinner.

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  28. Too funny!

    We had this all the time...and today I could not eat a speck of it..One day my husband ordered it in the restaurant and I said, Oh Fieh!!

    Anyone who knows German will understand and hopefully excuse the term...We all had a good laugh.
    He loves it...but he has to go elsewhere.

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  29. yI make this recipe using goya medium grain rice and 1% land o lake milk at the end i add the cinnamon and VANILLA .it's better if you have vanilla powder from middle eastern grocery store . Yummy yummy Yummy.
    Lillian

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  30. Try it with an "island" of butter in the middle, that's what we do in Norway :)

    YUM!

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  31. Well Betty, I am commenting on this a wee bit 'after the fact'...been too busy to pop in here but I am telling you...I am loving reading through all the comments. This is exactly how mom made this rice dish. This little recipe is a testament to the fact that food and memories are tied together. Look how many people commented, with variations and memories...too cool! I love it...we were not very fortunate to have expensive store bought food / desserts etc. when I grew up. This would often serve as a dessert but more so...just a main dish meal when we had nothing else. And you know what? We were grateful and as children, thought it such a treat! Thanks for posting!

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  32. My grandmother made a rice dish, with raisins and served hot as a side dish and then served cold as a dessert. No one ever thought to have her write it down. I've been searching recipes for years to find just the right one. And I think I have. On my next trip to the store I'll make sure I get the ingredients and give it a try. Thanks so much.

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  33. Wow, all these recipes make me nostalgic for my Mom's cooking. We had this with brown sugar. ohh soo good. I'm enjoying looking through all the reciptes. I've not yet found the rollkuchen recipe that goes with the rollkuchen and rubouise that we always had in the summer. I'll keep looking...

    Thank you for putting up this blog!!

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  34. My mom made this for us with leftover rice. Heat the leftover rice and add butter and brown sugar to taste. Yummy! My mom never added raisins, although they would be a nice addition, I am sure.

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  35. My mom made this for us with leftover rice. Heat the leftover rice and add butter and brown sugar to taste. Yummy! My mom never added raisins, although they would be a nice addition, I am sure.

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  36. My Mom often made this for a Sunday lunch along with baked farmer sausage and probably other things (which I don't remember). The rice was served warm and topped with cinnamon or my favourite, raspberry preserve. Any leftovers were usually gone by suppertime.

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  37. Yumm!..brings back memories! My daddy made this for us for breakfast on weekends when I was a kid!

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  38. I'm so glad you posted this recipe. My mother made this almost every Sunday for lunch. This is indeed a favorite.

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  39. My mom cooked rice this way and put raisins in it. We ate it like a cereal or pudding, depending on what else we had. I think she sprinkled cinamon sugar on it too and poured on a little more whole milk from our own cows. My grandpa called this, (with the raisins) spotted pup.

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  40. As a child this was a great evening comfort snack at Grandma's house. One time she got the rice all done, and into the bowl and low and behold the milk was expired. Cool Whip to the rescue! I continued to request it that way growing up and eventually served it to my own children. (everyone adds the whipped topping to their own liking! Delicious.

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  41. This looks so good and I want to make it soon. I think I would really enjoy it for breakfast. Does anyone think it could be made in a rice cooker?

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  42. I grew up with this as well and to this day when my mom has milk that might be getting close to the "best before date" she will make this up. I eat it for dessert, bedtime snack, breakfast... We rarely had rice any other way so as a child when I thought of rice, this is what I thought of - imagine what I thought the first time I went to a Chinese restaurant (eating out was a rarity when I was growing up).

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  43. I was excited to see this recipe.My grandmother made it for us 50 years ago!!
    I will make it later in the week for my grandsons I think. Grandma made it with raisens and so will I. I miss her very much.

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  44. Corlis..I haven't ever tried using a rice cooker for this rice dish but maybe someone else has some answers.

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  45. An easier way is to cook long grain rice with water, one cup water to 1/2 cup rice, for 15 minutes on med. Then add milk (the amount of water used is the amount of milk to use..ei, one cup water in the beginning is one cup milk after rice is done.) Pour milk on rice after the 15 minutes, cook on med to high till bubbles appear. Keep stirring when milk is in rice. Eat with sugar and cinnamon. Delish.

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  46. we eat this dish all the time but we eat it as a side dish with fried ham and potatoes and smantfat(CREAM GRAVY)but we don't add cinnamon and suger we just ad salt to tast the whole family loves it one of the more populer sunday meals

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  47. Growing up Catholic, my mother would make this frequently during Lent. She served it with hard boiled eggs.

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  48. Many of the recipes on your site are familiar to me. My mom made almost identical dishes and she was born and raised in Norway.

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  49. This dish was a Saturday supper tradition at my husband's home, along with fresh buns, cheese etc. We carried it on in our home but I liked to add home made summer sausage (the kind that comes in a cotton casing ) or cold roast beef or ham. I have a hard time of a meal with only sweet, I need savory as well. Love your web sight and have both your books. Wanda

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