Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Salute to Our Heroes- FDNY Fireman's Rice Pudding

I came across this recipe on and have to admit that its some of the best rice pudding I have EVER eaten. It is sweet and creamy with a silky texture that is sure make your heart skip a beat. I adore rice pudding and thought this recipe was great being that what we expect in a culinary sense from our Firefighters is typically something hot and spicy. We are still talking about food, right? I digress ...

This recipe is belongs to one of New York's bravest. The original recipe was in a cookbook that the department published and sold with all of the proceeds going to a burn unit in the Bronx. Knowing that there is so much heart in this dish should make it all the sweeter!

Source:, September 2009

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

  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.


justme said...

The canolli looks delicious.
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