Comforting Rice Pudding: #152 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

When there’s leftover rice around, we like to turn it into a comforting bowl of creamy, vanilla-y, raisin-y goodness. The egg gives it extra creaminess but you could leave it out for a completely plant-based dish. You can enjoy this for breakfast or dessert – it’s like a warm hug.

This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours.

Ingredients ($2 total for 4-6 servings)

2 cups cooked rice – $0.35
2 cups vanilla soymilk – $0.74
1/4 tsp salt – $0.01
2/3 cup raisins – $0.67
1/4 cup brown sugar – $0.13
1 egg – $0.29

Directions

1. Put all the ingredients except the egg into a medium pot. Heat over medium high heat, stirring frequently, for about 15 minutes until it starts to get thick and creamy.

In a small bowl, beat the egg, then stir it continuously into the rice pudding for another 3 minutes. It will set into a custard-like consistency. Serve hot or warm. Enjoy!

Sustainability Score (explained here)

  • Time to make: 3 = <1 hour
  • Servings: 2 = 4-6 servings
  • Cost per serving: 3 = <$5
  • Deliciousness:  3 = when are we having this again?
  • Environmental impact: 3 = minimal damage
  • Nutritional value: 2 = healthy-ish
  • TOTAL: 16/18

If you tried it, please let me know how it came out for you. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy day!

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