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A bowl of rice pudding, with a dark patch on the skin top. ON a bamboo board with a spoon and checked serviette.

When you are only preparing a meal for one, it can be easy to shrug off nice comfort meals. Chances are you even skip dessert. Or, if you happen to love rice pudding and are the only one in your household who does, I imagine it rarely features on the menu. So this week, we present a comfort, budget, cook from your pantry dessert that is satisfyingly good, and serves one.


2 tablespoons of medium-grain rice
1 1/4 cups of milk
3 teaspoons caster sugar
2 teaspoons sultanas
Pinch of grated nutmeg
Butter, for greasing
1 teaspoon orange zest (optional)


Measuring spoons and cups
Ovenproof dish ( 2 cup capacity)
Mixing bowl
Spoon to stir



Preheat the oven to warm 160˚ C.

Lightly grease the ovenproof dish.

Place the rice in the mixing bowl, and stir in the milk and sugar. Leave to sit for 10 minutes.

Stir in the sultanas, nutmeg and orange zest, then spoon into the ovenproof dish. 

Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes, or until cooked through. (The 'skin' may have browned or blackened patches, and that is ok.)

Leave for 5 minutes to cool slightly before serving.

Remove and discard the milk ‘skin’ if you prefer.

Serve with a little extra milk.

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