Cinnamon Rice Pudding #SundaySupper

10.14.2012


As I took the first spoonful of this pudding I was immediately transported to my childhood when this dessert was a regular staple.

Cinnamon Rice Pudding

Today´s theme around our Sunday Supper table is comfort food. A subject that can only evoke good memories. Yes, this day can only get better as you will be able to read about the different comfort foods that this group put together. We have a special guest, stellar writer Lee Woodruff, who happens to love comfort food. But then, who doesn´t?

Cinnamon Rice Pudding

This is the rice pudding my grandmothers, mother and everyone around me made when I was a kid. It was my favorite dessert, eaten very cold and with ground cinnamon on top. Today it tasted just as good.
This is a creamy stovetop pudding that comes together easily. What this rice pudding does not have are egg yolks. The texture is probably less sticky. Half the milk is cooked with the sugar and the other half with the rice and flavorings. They are then mixed and when the rice is done, a dash of cream is added. Even without the cream it is a rich dessert.
I´m absolutely partial to cinnamon here. But I infuse the milk with some citrus peel also. Today I used a piece of lemon and a strip of tangerine.

Cinnamon Rice Pudding

I remember vividly eating this with my brothers, it was a favorite dessert for everyone now that I think of it. My childhood didn´t have any of the distractions or gadgets that kids have these days. Outside was the place to play and dream up ways to spend the day. And food was nothing compared to what it is today. No takeout, few restaurants, whole summers spent in the country where dairy and eggs came from our own cows and hens. It is a rather magical thing for a child to be surrounded by that. And this cinnamon rice pudding will always have that nostalgic taste about it.  


CINNAMON RICE PUDDING
adapted from Dolli Irigoyen

Ingredients 

3 cups whole milk
Scant ½ cup sugar
2/3 cup long grain rice
1 strip lemon peel
1 strip tangerine peel
1 small cinnamon stick
¼ cup cream
Ground cinnamon, to sprinkle

Directions

In a medium saucepan, bring half of milk and sugar to a boil. Turn down heat and simmer 10 to 15 minutes, stirring often.
In another medium saucepan, put the rest of the milk, cinnamon stick and citrus peels and bring to a boil. Add the rice, lower the heat and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the sugared milk to the saucepan that has the rice and cook, stirring often, until the rice is done to your taste. For me it takes 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and add the cream.
Transfer to a bowl, take out the citrus peels and cinnamon stick, let cool, cover and refrigerate until very cold.
To serve, laddle pudding into bowls and sprinkle with cinnamon. You can add an extra Tbs of cream or milk before serving.
Serve 2 to 4.



Here is the fabulous list of comfort foods the rest of the group posted today. As you can see there´s a bit of everything. But wait, we have another great thing going on!

We would love you to join us today at 7pm EST (Eastern Time) during our twitter chat.  
We will be giving away 5 signed copies of  Those We Love Most, by Lee Woodruff, all you have to do is share your most memorable comfort food recipes using the #sundaysupper hashtag.
For more details visit Isabel´s post.


#SundaySupper Comfort Food |Soups


#SundaySupper Comfort Food  | Main Dish


#SundaySupper Comfort Food | Desserts

Pairing Wine with Sunday Supper Comfort Food Favorites! by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog 

We would be honored to have you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper and have you share your favorite Comfort Food Recipes.  
We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm(Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper  live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite Comfort Food Recipes.
All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.
We’d also love to feature your easy go to recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them

42 comments:

  1. Favorite dishes from one's childhood bring much comfort...and this is certainly a winner! Beautifully done, Paula!!! Happy #Sunday Supper!

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  2. I love that dusting of cinnamon on top! This looks incredible, Paula! Just my kinda treat. :)

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  3. My dad loved rice pudding and your post has brought back some wonderful memories for me. Thank you so much for sharing it today.

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  4. Mmmm...beautiful, Paula! Rice pudding is definitely classic comfort food. It is my husband's favorite, actually. It brings him straight back to his childhood. I love your addition of citrus zest. Have a fantastic Sunday!

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  5. Rice pudding (arroz doce) is one of my favourite winter comfort desserts. :)

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  6. This brings back so many childhood memories!

    Your photos are simply stunning Paula!

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  7. I used to have rice pudding, just like this, when I was a kid! And the sad thing is I never made it for my kids.

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  8. Love the touch of cinnamon on this - yum!

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  9. I love rice pudding, but have never had it cold...my MIL serves it sort of warm. I think it would be fabulous chilled, though. I think I need to make some of this!

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  10. Rice Pudding is totally the best comfort food. I love, love, love it. I love your touch of warming cinnamon too :-)

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  11. My mum and her sisters used to make this too and I think we even had semolina with cinnamon on top too, real trip down memory lane!

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  12. It's amazing how certain dishes can transport us to another time. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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  13. I love rice pudding. Yours looks delicious.

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  14. Cinnamon must add that delicious extra kick :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  15. Would you believe I never had rice pudding growing up? I love that you add cinnamon and citrus to yours. Yum!

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  16. Rice pudding is totally a comfort food for me...I love the cinnamon on top!

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  17. I've never had rice pudding before, but this does look like a dish that would be very comforting. I love that this has a special memory for you.

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  18. I've never made rice pudding! It sure looks good, maybe that means I need to give it a shot! Thanks for sharing your memory!

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  19. I've never had rice pudding but this sounds like something that I would love. I will have to make this sometime. Thank you for sharing your memories with us!

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  20. I've never had rice pudding. Love that the milk is infused with citrus. Sounds great.

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  21. I am not sure I have ever tried rice pudding before. Love all the cinnamon on top!

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  22. Now you got me, one of my all time favorites is rice pudding and I have not had it in ages!! I remember being at a resort in Mexico and I had it everyday for dessert!! Yummy!

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  23. I've been craving this pudding since your sneak peek on fb. I want to reach through the computer and steal that bowl full of creamy goodness. Yum. Pinned!

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  24. I've only had rice pudding a handful of times...but I want to try to make it in my own kitchen! I love your recipe...definitely need to save it to attempt!

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  25. We used to have similar pudding at school and I hated it! But after many years I really started liking it :)

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  26. I lover rice pudding and have never made my own, I'll try this one out this fall for sure. What a tasty treat :)

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  27. Gorgeous, classic and love the spice over top. Great choice for comfort food.

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  28. I love rice pudding, but never thought to add cinnamon or any citrus flavors- great idea!

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  29. Looks and sounds beautifully delicious!

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  30. Paula, your cinnamon rice pudding looks amazing! love it! and I love that it's a family recipe. . how wonderful! :) Your photos are so beautiful! the lighting is perfect!

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  31. I use to eat congee (a Chinese rice pudding) a lot for breakfast but for some reason we didn't make rice pudding like this. It sounds so good I feel like I am missing out on something not having it.

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  32. I am so excited to make this. Rice pudding is a favorite of mine, and I never seem to make it. You inspired me!

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  33. My mum used to prepare rice pudding when I was a child. It was delicious, I (still) love it. Thanks for bringing me back those memories ;-) BTW Last week we had burgers for dinner and I added those cucumber pickles you posted recently... they are just great!!!

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    1. I´m glad you liked the pickles! I too had them with burgers and pulled pork.

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  34. I've never had Rice Pudding before, but I'll have to give it a try!

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  35. Still one of my favorite comfort foods! Love the citrus in this!

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  36. I've never been crazy about rice pudding - it's a texture thing - but the flavors in this sound lovely!

    Jamie @ www.mamamommymom.com

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  37. Love rice pudding and the idea of putting cinnamon into it ! Yummmm ! Love this version. Will try it when I make rice pudding next !

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  38. My oldest son loves cinnamon rice pudding!

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  39. Rice pudding is one of the greatest comfort foods of all time, and I love this recipe! I can't wait to make it - the smell of the rice simmering with the milk is so seductive! ~ David

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  40. Love rice pudding! This and tapioca pudding were something my mom would bring me when I was a little under the weather. Can't wait to give this a try!

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