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Baked Rice Custard

This is my husbands favourite dessert.
His mother made it often and always baked it in this enameled pan.
She was a great cook and taught me how to make many of the comfort foods
we Mennonites enjoy.
This is a baked custard - quite different from rice pudding which is made on top of the stove.
  • 1 cup cold, cooked rice (leftovers work well)
  • 1 cup raisins (sultanas, washed)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoom vanilla
  1. Mix cooked rice and raisins in a buttered 6 cup casserole dish.
  2. In another bowl, beat eggs with a whisk
  3. Continue whisking the eggs as you add the milk, sugar, vanilla and salt.
  4. At this point you can warm this milk mixture to lukewarm in the microwave. Do not let it get hot. This is only to speed up the baking time.
  5. Pour over rice and raisins.
  6. Place casserole in a pan of hot water (water should come up the side of the casserole dish to a depth of 1 inch)
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 1/2 hour or until mixture is hot.
  8. Turn oven down to 275 degrees F and continue to bake. Check often to see when it begins to thicken around the edges. Then stir mixture gently to distribute rice and raisins.
  9. Total baking time will be somewhere between 1 and 1 1/2 hours depending on how cold your milk was.
  10. Continue to bake until a knife inserted into the middle of the custard comes out clean.
  11. Do not overbake.
  12. This is good either warm or cold.


  1. Ooh yum, this looks really good. And a decent source of calcium and protein. Thanks for sharing!

  2. That looks good! I may have to try it - when I can turn my oven without cooking myself out of my apartment!

  3. My mom makes her version of this. It was always a great treat growing up. Yours looks wonderful!

  4. Looks delicious! I love rice custards.

  5. You have such a great website! Thank you for the work that you do, faithfully providing recipes for us :)
    God bless,
    Gina in RI

  6. I'm making rice with dinner tonight - I'll be sure to set some aside! This looks absolutely delicious!

  7. Yum! I love rice puddings...and custards.

  8. Oh ya, that looks comforting for sure! Yummers!

  9. I am so glad I found your site-Love it!
    Thanks for Sharing

  10. When you say to place the casserole dish in a pan of hot you leave it that way when you bake it, like a flan?
    This sounds yummy and gluten free.

  11. i made this recipe a couple of days ago and it didn't last long! it was very good served cold the next day too.


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