Desserts can supply valuable nutrition and still be delicious. Creamy rice pudding, which costs pennies to make, is a good example
Time to prepare: 5 minutes
| 1/2 cup uncooked rice 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract 1 quart milk
Grated lemon rind for garnish
Raisin Rice Pudding: Stir in 1/3 cup raisins 30 min. before pudding is done.
Caramel Rice Pudding: Substitute cup brown sugar, packed, for the white sugar and cinnamon for the nutmeg.
Brown Rice Pudding: Substitute brown rice for the white rice and cardamom for the nutmeg.
| Combine rice, sugar and nutmeg. Stir in vanilla and milk.
Cover and bake at 350°F for 2 hrs., stirring occasionally. Uncover and bake 30 min. longer, allowing a skin to form.
Cool and serve warm or cold, sprinkled with lemon rind for garnish
|Tips: The milk can be scalded first to speed the cooking time.|