Saturday, September 11, 2010

FDNY Fireman’s Rice Pudding


September 11, 2001.

Nine years later…

September 11, 2010.

Today is the anniversary of 9/11.

We will never forget this date.

The September 11 attacks were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by Al-Qaeda upon the United States.

So many innocent lives were lost. May we always remember those that died and those that are forever pained from this mindless tragedy.
I came across a recipe named, FDNY Fireman’s Rice Pudding.
I thought it would be fitting to post a recipe in honor of all our heroes.
God bless America!

FDNY Fireman’s Rice pudding
from http://www.food.com/by DeSouter
Adapted Recipe Tutorial by Carmen Ortiz of Baking is my Zen

Servings: 10
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 55 mins

INGREDIENTS:
1 quart whole milk or 1 quart 2% low fat milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup white rice (rinsed in cold water and drained)
2 eggs
1 cup evaporated milk (3/4 cup + ¼ cup)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup raisins

DIRECTIONS:
1. Place milk and salt into a saucepan.

2. When milk is warm, add rice.

3. Bring to a slow boil and then reduce to a simmer, stirring constantly.

4. Cook until the rice is soft, about 35-40 minutes.

5. In a large bowl, blend the eggs, 3/4 c evaporated milk, vanilla and sugar.

6. Add 1/4 cup evaporated milk to the hot rice.

7. Add the raisins.

8. When rice is soft, spoon about 1 cup of the rice mixture into the blended egg mixture, then pour the mixture into the remaining rice and cook until bubbly and thick.

9. Place into a bowl, sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on top if you wish.

10. Refrigerate until cold.


RECIPE PHOTO TUTORIAL

FDNY Fireman’s Rice Pudding
An Adapted Version by Carmen Ortiz of Baking is my Zen

I cook the rice in water instead of the milk. I use medium grain rice.
First, add 1 cup rice into a colander and rinse with water.

Add the rice into saucepan. Pour in 2 cups water.
Add ¼ teaspoon salt and stir.
Cook on medium high heat for 10 minutes. (stir once after 5 minutes)
The water should be halfway evaporated. Stir.
Cook on low heat. Cover with a lid (or aluminum foil) and simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove the lid. Stir rice.
Add 4 cups milk (or 1 quart) into the rice.

Simmer 10 minutes, uncovered. Stirring often.
While rice simmers…make the EGG MIXTURE.

In a large bowl, blend the 2 eggs,
Add only 3/4 cup (of the 1 cup) evaporated milk,

Mix.
Add 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and ½ cup sugar to eggs.
(I added more vanilla a little more sugar-about ¼ cup).


Set the egg mixture aside.

Back to the milk & rice in the saucepan:
Add the remaining 1/4 cup evaporated milk to the hot rice.
Add ¼ cup raisins.
When rice is soft, spoon about 1 cup of the rice mixture
into the blended egg mixture,
then pour the mixture into the remaining rice and cook until bubbly and thick.
Place into a bowl, sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on top if you wish.

Cover using plastic film wrap on top of rice pudding.
This prevents a top skin from developing on the rice pudding.

Refrigerate until cold.




Want to jazz up your Rice Pudding?
Add about ¼ cup liquor (more or less to your liking) to the rice pudding towards the end of the cooking process.

Here are some liquor suggestions:

Amaretto
Bacardi Gold Rum
Frangelico


Peace…Love…Harmony,

Carmen
Baking is my Zen…sweet nibbles for the soul

12 comments:

Paula said...

I love your blog!
This looks so dlicious!

Have a nice time!
Paula

Paula said...

I love your blog!
This looks so dlicious!

Have a nice time!
Paula

Mary said...

Carmen thank you so much for this tribute. It is really important that we not forget what happened that day. Post such as yours assure that will not happen. Your recipe is apt and fitting. I hope this day treated you kindly. Blessings...Mary

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

This pudding looks to die for!!=)
Great success.

Also, I'm helping promote my brothers band, The Great Flood Catastrophe, new music video.
Here's the link!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_8IncAn-EQ&feature=recentf

sweetlife said...

Great tribute Carmen, I love your fireman's rice pudding perfect for the cooler temps and what a great way to start the day...

sweetlife

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

In response to your comment:
Yes, my brother is the singer!!=)
And I am in the video. When watching the video, I am behind the drummer, furthest to the left.

laurie said...

The pudding looks wonderful..your photos are awesome!

Reeni said...

What a sweet and fitting tribute! The rice pudding looks like quite a treat!

Dorothy said...

Carmen, I hope you will make a cookbook out of these yummy recipes. Your blog is exceptional.

Dorothy

Margot said...

Your rice pudding looks so delicious.

P.S. I got a bottle of Frangelico! :o)

bevkay46 said...

Your blog is great,like your flickr pics. Well done Carmen !! Iam new to this and not very computor savvy but i keep trying.
Love Bev (webBev 48 )

Emily said...

Do you know how much I love rice pudding? I'm crazy about it! Yours looks amazing! Love the amaretto.

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