Look no further than this rum raisin rice pudding recipe for a taste of warmth and everything good and comforting. Enjoy it curled up by the fireside after a cozy dinner or topped with whipped cream and accompanied with coffee for breakfast. Either way, this creamy rice pudding with rum-soaked raisins is sure to work its way into your regular recipe repertoire.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 2 tablespoons rum
- 2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup rice
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
How to make rum raisin rice pudding:
In a small bowl, mix the raisins and the rum together. Allow them to soak while the rice pudding is cooking. Drain the excess rum from the raisins after 20 minutes.
In a medium-size saucepan over low heat, bring the milk, sugar, and salt to nearly scalding temperature. The milk should not be allowed to simmer, but it will steam when stirred at the near-scalding point.
Add the rice to the milk and continue cooking over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 22 minutes, until the rice is creamy and tender. Remove the rice pudding from the heat and stir in the rum-soaked raisins, along with the vanilla extract.
Pour the rice pudding into a lightly buttered mold and allow it to chill in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or serve it warm.
This rum raisin rice pudding recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.