Eggnog Rice Pudding is Amazing
What are you going to do with all that leftover eggnog? In my house, eggnog is used in many recipes, but I’m not fond of drinking it straight. Eggnog Rice Pudding is a fantastic way to get the flavor of eggnog for the holidays. Sometime during the holidays, I usually make a dish that has rice and I make a bit extra just so I can bake up this creamy, custardy pudding that is a family favorite. It takes just a few minutes to make it up, and about an hour to bake. Eggnog Rice Pudding is the perfect end to a holiday dinner.
Simple Ingredients for Eggnog Rice Pudding
I start with a good eggnog for my Eggnog Rice Pudding. My favorite is a colonial style custard nog, but use what is available and tastes good to you. I cut the eggnog with half n half to make a creamy rice pudding that’s not too heavy. Egg yolks finish out the custard part of the Eggnog Rice Pudding. To add a bit more flavor to the pudding, sugar, raisins, and vanilla round everything out to bring out the best in Eggnog Rice Pudding. I sprinkle ground nutmeg over the top before I bake it to add the perfect finish to the dish. Eggnog Rice Pudding is made right in the pan, making for a simple creation.
- 2 C cooked rice
- 4 egg yolks
- ½ C sugar
- ½ C raisins (I use golden)
- 1 C eggnog
- 1 C half n half
- ½ t vanilla
- ¼ t salt
- ground nutmeg
- Heat oven to 325°F.
- Grease a 1 ½ qt casserole and whisk the egg yolks until frothy in it.
- Add the sugar and whisk well.
- Add the remainder of the ingredients, except the nutmeg, and stir well.
- Sprinkle with nutmeg.
- Bake 50 to 60 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool and serve warm.
Other Flavors with Eggnog Rice Pudding
While the flavor of Eggnog Rice Pudding is amazing on it’s own, there are great ways to flavor it to have something just a little bit different. You can add a tablespoon of grated orange peel or a half a teaspoon of rum flavoring in place of the vanilla. Try adding pumpkin pie spice on top instead of the nutmeg for a festive Eggnog Rice Pudding. The flavor of Eggnog Rice Pudding will become a favorite with your family!