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Southern Rice Pudding



1 cup Riceland Extra Long Grain Rice, uncooked
4 cups milk, divided
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
Grated rind 1 lemon
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg


Soak rice in 2 cups milk for 2 hours at room temperature. Add remaining milk to rice and cook over low heat 20-30 minutes or until rice is tender and mixture thickens. Set aside to cool.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Combine softened margarine with sugar. Beat eggs until frothy, add sugar mixture and cooked rice. Flavor with lemon rind, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour into buttered casserole and bake 45 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

Serves 4.