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                        MIMI'S CUSTARD RICE PUDDING
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Puddings                         Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3                    Eggs
    4       c            Milk
      1/2   c            Sugar
            pn           Salt
    1 1/2   ts           Vanilla extract
    1 1/2   ts           Lemon zest
    1 1/2   ts           Orange zest
      1/4   c            Raisins or dried currants
    1       c            Long grain rice -- cooked
                         Cinnamon & nutmeg to taste
                         Heavy cream as garnish
   1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
   2. Lightly grease the insides of an 8-inch-square
   glass or ceramic baking dish with about 1 tsp.
   unsalted butter.
   3. Beat eggs into milk and strain through sieve into
   mixing bowl. Stir in all the remaining ingredients
   except cinnamon or nutmeg and cream. Pour into
   buttered baking dish and smooth top until level.
   4. Place baking dish in slightly larger baking pan.
   Pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the
   sides of baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 30
   minutes. Stir pudding gently so that rice and raisins
   are distributed evenly throughout. Continue baking for
   30 minutes, then stir again.
   5. Carefully smooth top of pudding until level, then
   sprinkle with cinnamon and/or nutmeg. Continue baking
   for 20 minutes or until pudding is set, adding more
   boiling water to baking pan if needed to maintain
   level. Lift pudding from water bath and cool at room
   temperature.  Serve slightly warm or well chilled.
   Sweet cream can be poured over individual protions
   arranged in saucers.
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