INGREDIENTS
by Simon Hopkinson

Savour the taste of school dinners with Simon Hopkinson's foolproof recipe for rice pudding.

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Buyer's guide

Pudding rice is widely available in British supermarkets. Look for rice with plump, shiny, round grains.

Storage

Stored in an airtight container, it will keep for several months.

Preparation

You do not have to soak pudding rice before use. Combine it with milk, eggs and nutmeg to make English rice pudding. Outside the UK, different varieties of rice (including long-grained basmati) are used, and the pudding is often flavoured with cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, rosewater, pistachios, almonds or fruit.