Rich, creamy, holiday-spiced rice pudding. Ultra festive and comforting.
Author:Joy the Baker
2 cups water
1 cup Jasmine rice
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 strips lemon zest
3 cups whole milk
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, plus more for garnish
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup eggnog
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Stir in rice, salt, and lemon zest. Turn the heat to low and simmer the rice, covered, until all of the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove and discard the lemon zest.
Over low heat, add 3 cups of milk, nutmeg, sugar, and vanilla extract to the cooked rice. . Bring to a low boil, stirring often so the milk doesn’t burn. Stir often, until the milk cooks down and the rice is creamy, about 20 minutes. Add the eggnog and cook for 10 minutes more, until thickened. Place in a large bowl or serving dishes to cool. Serve cold or at room temperature. Garnish with ground nutmeg.