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18th Century Inspired Rice Pudding

Updated: Jun 6

Whenever I am in a pinch and I want something sweet but easy I like to prepare this recipe for rice pudding. This recipe is a modded 18th century rice pudding recipe by Amelia Simmons from the American Cookery cookbook. Did you know that American Cookery is the first known cookbook written by an American. How is that for random facts.

You might be wondering why I would post a modded 18th century recipe for rice pudding and the short answer is I found it browsing Youtube on the Townsends Youtube Channel. The video for the curious is A Poor Man’s Rice Pudding where they focus on all things 18th century and do a great job of it and they are worth checking out.

Lastly, I love this recipe because it uses simple readily available ingredients, is simple technically in preparation, and very inexpensive.


⅔ C White Rice

1 Quart Milk

⅛ tsp Salt

2 Tbls Butter

½ Tsp Cinnamon

½ C Sugar

¼ tsp Vanilla

*You could also try other spices such as cardamon or nutmeg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Mix all the ingredients in an 8x8 casserole dish

Place the dish into the preheated oven

After 45 minutes stir to get the melted butter mixed in

Pull out around an hour and a half (Give or take 15 minutes)

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