Grandma's Creamed Rice

To increase the nutritive value of rice, it is sometimes cooked with milk and cream to form what is known as creamed rice. These dairy products added to rice supply protein and fat, food substances in which this cereal is lacking, and also add to its palatability.


2½ cups milk
1 cup rice
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cream

Makes 6 servings.


  • Heat the milk in the smaller pan of a double boiler and add to it the rice and salt.
  • Place this pan into the larger one and cook for about 1 hour, or until the rice is soft.
  • Then pour the cream over the rice and cook a few minutes longer.
  • Serve hot.

Real Cooking

Did You Know?
Rice is a bland food, practically lacking in flavor, so any flavoring material that may be added in its preparation or serving aids in making it more appetizing.

Raw rice may be ground into flour for many uses, including making many kinds of beverages such as amazake, horchata, rice milk, and sake.

Rice flour does not contain gluten and is suitable for people on a gluten-free diet.

Rice is a good source of protein and a staple food in many parts of the world, but it is not a complete protein: it does not contain all of the essential amino acids in sufficient amounts for good health, and should be combined with other sources of protein, such as nuts, seeds, beans, fish, or meat.