Delicious Rice Pudding

Ever heard of Kozy Shack rice pudding?
I hadn't until I read someone's blog. She asked if anyone had tried the recipes that are like the original. I decided to try one I found online, but then I ended up combining several, according to my tastes(golden raisins? really?) and what ingredients I had in the house and came up with this:

2 cups water
11/2 cup short-grain rice (such as Botan Calrose Rice)
bring to boil, cover and continue to boil on low heat for 20 minutes

1 (14-ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup evaporated fat-free milk
1/2 cup light coconut milk
1 egg whipped in separate container

Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)


1. Place water and rice in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is almost absorbed.

2. Stir in milks; cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in salt; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add a bit of the boiling milk/rice to the egg dish and stir. This warms the egg up so it doesn't scramble when you add it to the rice. Carefully and slowly pour egg/rice/milk back into pan and continue to boil for 2-3 more minutes continuing to stir vigorously.
Pour rice mixture into a bowl or individual bowls; cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap. Chill. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired. Yield: 8 servings (serving size 1/2 cup).
Grandma Schroeder's Peppernuts
preheat oven to 350°

2 c raisins (boiled in water and drained)
1 c walnuts
1 c coconut
1/2 c butter, melted
3 c sugar
1/2 c sour milk (add tsp of vinegar and let stand)
2 t soda
2 t nutmeg
1 t salt
5 c flour
Soak raisins in boiling water, then grind with coconut and nuts in meat grinder or food processor. Set aside.
Melt butter. In mixer, add butter to sugar. Stir until dissolved, add milk.
Add raisin mixture to sugar mixture, and stir.
(Grandma seemed to think the bowl should be heated, but maybe her house was cold, and she wanted the butter to stay liquid a bit?)
Sift flour, salt, nutmeg and soda. Add slowly as mixture is mixing until it sticks together in lumpy ball.
form dough into balls the size of walnuts
Bake 350° for 15 minutes
makes about 135 cookies