Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Easy Rice Pudding

One thing that really helps our budget is using up leftovers.  A lot of times I will make extra of something, so I have leftovers to use in another meal or recipe, saving me time as well as money. 

When I make rice, I always cook a cup or two extra.  That way, I have rice that can be used in fried rice, or rice pudding or a casserole or something else that calls for rice.  My kids also like to eat rice and milk with cinnamon and sugar, as a snack or for an easy breakfast or dinner. 

Here's my recipe for easy rice pudding. 

Easy Rice Pudding
leftover rice-about 3 cups cooked (amount can vary somewhat, I just try and cook an extra cup of regular uncooked rice when I'm making rice for dinner so I know I'll have leftovers)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can water
Cinnamon-to taste
1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat the rice with sweetened condensed milk, water and cinnamon.  If you did not add salt when you originally cooked your rice, add a dash of salt.  Stir until the rice mixture thickens up with the milk mixture.  When thickened, add vanilla and remove from heat.  Cool for 5 minutes.  Eat warm or refrigerate and eat cold.  My girls especially love this. 


1 comment:

Lois said...

Yum. Fun to eat it from fancy glasses