Monday, November 15, 2010

You must have an affinity towards rice pudding to fall in love with this idea.

And OH my goodness.
This is just about the best thing I've made in, days months years well, EVER.

I was hankering for a little something.
It was past lunch time, and there was no bread and no milk.
Not really knowing what I was hungry for, and not having much in the way of possibilities, I looked at the leftover rice from last night's dinner and THEN I saw the egg nog.  It was like it started communicating with me.

Crack an egg.
Whip it up (I used a fork) in an over-sized microwave-safe cereal bowl.
Add egg nog.  I didn't measure.  It probably made about a cup of liquid.
Whisk that up together, and sprinkle on some cinnamon and nutmeg.
Again, I'm sorry, but I didn't measure.  I was just going with the inspiration.

Here's where it got going.
I added enough rice to fill up about 3/4 of the bowl, and stirred it so the liquid incorporated itself into the rice.
Put the bowl in the microwave for 5 minutes on high.
Try not to touch it for about five more minutes, if you can stand it, because the bowl is HOT.

And then the food Gods smiled down upon me:  I was able to squirt just enough whipped cream out of the bottom of the can to cover the top of the--what shall we call this?--rice-y custard-y dream to make it my gift to myself.

You should try it.


Joy said...

You make me smile!

Yankee Girl said...

Sounds wonderful!

LL said...

you lost me at egg nog. YUCK!
But I do like your creativity!!!

Janssen said...

It completely bewilders me that some people don't like eggnog. What's not to like?

ellen said...

I think I call it High Cholesterol.

Alana said...

Almost thou persuadest me to like eggnog and rice... but not quite.

Jenny said...

Alright, so I like ALL the ingredients, and I will admit that finally eating "lunch" of rice-y custard-y dream at 2:00pm made me possibly love this a little more than I might otherwise have.
BUT. It was good. And I stand by that.

Jo Jo said...

Yum! I love when eggnog is available. I use it in cinnamon rolls, pumpkin muffins, over vanilla ice cream with nutmeg...I think it sounds yummy. Must be a twin thing.

Becky said...

You lost me at rice...BUT Steve would forever love you if you showed up at his door with your concoction, as long as it included raisins in it. :)