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Riz au Lait

This dessert was made with leftover rice in Cajun homes years ago.


  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • Water
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Boil cooked rice in 1 cup of water for 5 minutes. Drain.
  2. Mix rice, evaporated milk and 1 milk can full (12 ounces) of water. Heat, but do not boil.
  3. Beat egg yolk well. Add sugar and pour into rice mixture. Continue to heat, but do not boil. Add salt and vanilla extract.
  4. Beat egg white until peaks form. Fold in and remove mixture from heat.

Yield: 4 servings

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