Retro Brown Derby Rice Pudding

From The Modern Hostess Cookbook, published 1940. We re-printed this recipe in Hot Off the Griddle #50, April 1996.


  • 2 Tbsp uncooked rice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 small piece stick cinnamon and a little ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup seedless raisins
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups light cream


  1. Combine well-washed rice with milk and cinnamon.
  2. Cook in top of double boiler until rice is soft but not mushy. (If you are in a hurry this may be cooked over direct heat but the double boiler method is safer.)
  3. Add raisins and cook five minutes longer.
  4. Mix the sugar, egg yolk and vanilla; add the cream.
  5. Combine with rice and place over direct heat.
  6. Boil for two minutes, stirring constantly.
  7. Place in oven glass serving dish, sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and place under broiler flame to brown slightly.
  8. Cool and serve.

Serves 4.

Posted on September 9, 2015 and filed under desserts & sweets.