Standing at the stove, stirring the rice she had simmering over a pot of boiling water, Mary Bricker wiped her cheek on her sleeve, pushing away a tear that slipped down her cheek. It had been three months since her husband of forty years slipped away from her in his sleep. The rice pudding she was making was more out of habit than the desire to indulge in the sweet-hardy pudding.
If you want to read more about Mary’s story and why she started making rice pudding every week for her family, hop on over to my blog and read the whole story HERE.
If not, then please go ahead and enjoy Mary’s Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding recipe below.
Old-Fashioned Amish Rice Pudding
1/2 cup uncooked long-grain rice
4 cups of milk
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup boiling water
Soak raisins in 1/2 cup boiling water.
In a double boiler combine rice and 2 cups milk. Cook over boiling water until rice is tender and most of the water has evaporated, about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in butter.
Drain raisins and add to rice mixture.
In a bowl beat eggs. Add sugar, vanilla, salt, and remaining milk and mix well. Stir into hot rice mixture. Pour into a lightly greased 2-quart casserole and sprinkle with nutmeg.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes until firm.
Tracy Fredrychowski is a country girl, author, homesteader and everything simple living. She has a passion for writing about the simpler side of life, much like the life she lived growing up in rural Pennsylvania.
Her life has always been intertwined with the Amish, and it’s only fitting that she has a genuine passion for their simplicity, sense of community and God-centered lives.
Growing up in Northwest Pennsylvania she spent her childhood immersed deep in Amish Country. The clip-clop of horse and buggy woke her each morning as Amish men drove past her childhood home on their way to work. As a young woman, she was traumatized by an Amish murder that involved a family member and changed her life forever.
Even though she currently lives in South Carolina her travels take her through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin’s Amish Country every year. During those stops, she researches the communities she visits and prides herself on writing Amish fiction that truly represents the Amish culture. She considers herself very fortunate to have made friends in those communities and values the information they share and wants nothing more than to represent their lifestyle as accurately as possible.