This rice pudding tastes so creamy and decadent and pretty much like it did back then, maybe even slightly better if I do say so myself, but this recipe is so easy and uncomplicated you won't believe it. You don't have to cook the rice for half an hour or bake it for 45 minutes or any of that. Here is what you will need:
1 cup quick cooking rice, uncooked (I used Minute Rice)
3 cups milk, divided
1 can sweetened condensed milk (like Eagle Brand)
1 5.1 oz. box of instant vanilla pudding
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
Bring 1 cup of milk to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in rice and raisins if you are adding them. Remove from heat and cover. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Mix the rice into the pudding mixture and pour into a 1 1/2 quart dish. Sprinkle with either nutmeg or a little more cinnamon. Let it cool for 5 minutes. You can serve this immediately or chill and serve cold.
Serve topped with whipped cream or a little shredded coconut
Old Fashioned Rice Pudding!