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Creamy Rice Pudding With Praline Sauce

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 50 mins
Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup uncooked MAHATMA Extra Long-Grain White Rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3/4 cups half-and-half, divided
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 20 caramels
  • 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 3 ingredients and 2 cups half-and-half in a large saucepan. Cover and cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, 35 to 40 minutes or until rice is tender.

  2. Whisk together egg yolks, 1/2 cup half-and-half, and sugar. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot rice mixture into yolk mixture; stir yolk mixture into remaining hot mixture. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches 160° and is thickened and bubbly (about 7 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.

  3. Stir together caramels and remaining 1/4 cup half-and-half in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until smooth. Stir in pecans. Serve over rice pudding.