Easy Rice Pudding
Recipe for Kids
Here's an easy rice pudding recipe, perfect for beginning cooks. Not only will you be making a delicious dessert popular all over the world, you will also be giving your body a healthy treat. Rice pudding is low in sugar compared to other desserts and gives you lots of needed calcium.
Rice Pudding Recipes Around the World
Rice pudding probably originated in Asia thousands of years ago, but you would have a hard time finding a country that doesn't boast their own version of this dessert. You will find it made with all sorts of rices and flavorings, including cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and lemon. It might be made with coconut milk or have cream added. You'll even find rice pudding with rose or orange flower water added.
In France, rice pudding is known as riz au lait. It is usually flavored simply with vanilla and perhaps a hint of cinnamon. If you want to make your rice pudding even fancier, you can add a handful of raisins or other dried fruit towards the end of the cooking time.
Warning for kids:
This easy rice pudding recipe requires you to pre-boil the rice for a short while in water. Be sure to have an adult assist you with draining the rice at this point. The steam that comes off of boiling water is exceedingly hot (hotter than the boiling water itself) and can easily burn you.