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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Hi I was wondering if anyone can answer this question for me.

We have somehow accumulated a huge amount of long grain rice in our cupboard and I was wondering if I can make rice pudding with this? Does anyone have a recipe? And if not does anyone have any other ideas about what I can do/make with it please???

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  • FlimberFlimber Forumite
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    I'm sure you can but as to whether it'll resemble short-grain rice pudding, my instincts tell me that it won't. Maybe you could cook a mini rice pud (say 10g rice to approx 60ml milk, and sugar to taste as avery rough guide) and see how it fares before wasting time, effort and rice (and hope !) finding out that's it's disastrous. I wonder if agitating whilst cooking (normally verboten) might give you a more glutinous, sticky pudding more akin to one made using short grain rice.
  • milkydrinkmilkydrink Forumite
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    Pudding rice is short grain rice.
    As far as I know you can't BUT why not try making a small amount, you don't want to waste milk if it doesn't work.
    You never know it might well work.
    Or someone who knows lots about baking might be able to guide you :-)

    Kim
  • ClaireLRClaireLR Forumite
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    Thanks Flimber I'll have a go like you said using a small amount and will let you know of the outcome!
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  • lynzpowerlynzpower Forumite
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    other uses are all the usuals, serve with chilli, curry, in a pilaff, with chicken supreme stirfrys etc
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  • thriftlady_2thriftlady_2 Forumite
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    I've read about eating long grain rice as a breakfast cereal with hot milk and sugar in an American cookbook ;) but, as others have said you can't make a traditional rice pud with long grain rice. You, can however make it with risotto rice and risotto with pudding rice.
  • FlimberFlimber Forumite
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    It might work for a ground rice pudding too, it just occurred to me.
  • ClaireLRClaireLR Forumite
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    whats a ground rice pudding??? Never heard of one of those!?!
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  • CLARABELCLARABEL Forumite
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    Hi Claire

    I actually used long grain rice to make a rice pud in my slow cooker, and it was great. obviously not the same as when you use risotto or pud rice, but still deeeeelicious...
    i had the same prob as you ie loads of it, so i tried a recipe i found online and it worked fine.

    try it, it's great!

    http://www.slowandsimple.com/recipedetail.php?id=1339

    hth
    clare;)
  • scrimperjanscrimperjan Forumite
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    You can buy 'ground rice' in packets, it's kind of powdery, like ground coffee. My daughter used to love ground rice pudding when she was a toddler. It's a bit like semolina when you cook it in milk. Sounds like Flimber is suggesting you grind your own, from the long grain rice, is that right Flimber? By the way I've made rice pudding with long grain rice before - it's not as nice as with 'proper' pudding rice but still OK. You might find it doesn't absorb all the milk, but you could always thicken it up with half a teaspoon of cornflour mixed with a drop of cold milk at the end.
  • ClaireLRClaireLR Forumite
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    Thanks for all the replies....

    Well I had a go, and as a few people have said it does work but doesnt taste quite so nice as when made with pudding rice but does still taste good! Clarabel thanks for the recipe I'll try that one!

    And in the meantime if anyone has any more uses for huge amounts of long grain rice please do let me know!!
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