Monday, March 28, 2011

The Bestest Helper Ever

I'm helping mom make rice pie!  Rice pie is a traditional Italian dessert served at Easter but our Nonna used to make it all the time and mom wanted to make it seeing as we had company for dindin.

It's the most simple recipe ever.  It doesn't have a crust.  You just stir everything together in a bowl and pour it into a greased pan, bake it and you have the most wonderful dessert!

The first thing you do is place 1 pound of ricotta into a bowl and stir in 3/4 cup of sugar.  Ricotta is on my kidney diet so I get to have some!

You forgot to flip my ear back for me, mom!
 Next you stir in 4 eggs until this mixture is well blended. 

Add just under 1 cup of milk.

Then add 1 cup of rice that has already been cooked.  We use the long-grained rice that takes 20 minutes to cook on top of the stove. 

 Now it's time to spice it up a bit. 
Mom added 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon of rum extract, a couple of shakes of cinnamon, a shake of orange peel and a shake of cardamom.

 Mix well and pour into a greased 8" pyrex dish or a 9" pie dish.
Now it's time to taste-test and make sure it's perfect!
Yup, perfect every time. It's impossible to mess up on this dessert.  It just doesn't happen!

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until an inserted knife comes out clean.

Enjoy it if you make it!

So until next time.............

Love ya lots,


  1. nice recipe! I will try it soon. :))
    LG, enya

  2. Oh dear, that makes me so hungry now.. it must be goody!

    Thank you for your prayers for Japan.. Am touched to hear from you.

  3. Oh, wow! That sounds super delicious! I'm trying to do Weight Watchers Online, so I'm off to type the recipe into my plan and see how long I would have to walk with Penny to deserve this treat!

  4. Me again! How many serves would be in that recipe?

  5. That looks soooooo good and sooooo easy, SHE might try making in!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  6. YUM!! We love rice so we know we'd love this pie.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  7. Yummy, yummy, yummy!!!! It makes our mom miss the rice pudding with raisins that her mom used to make!

    Have a great week!

    Penny & Patches

  8. Looks DEEEEElicsious. Maybe the Muzzer will try to make one. Maybe she could just give the the Cheese and egg mixture. I would be OK with that too.


  9. Looks very delish! We are glad that you got some of the cheese. If we get Barbara to make it we will let you know how it turns out.

    Your friends,
    Niamh & Ambrose

  10. That sounds very yummy and similar to an English Rice Pudding, we will be giving it a try too as mom loves rice pudding.

  11. Oh my word! You are always successful in making us hungry
    Benny & Lily

  12. That rice pie sounds yummy! I haven't tried any rice pie before although we eat a lot of rice, that really sounds interesting too. I might try it out one day soon.

  13. Yesterday was Pizza leftover and now you have rice pie?
    I envy your life Maggie and Mitch!
    Rice is a staple food in my house but we only boil, steam or fry, thanks for the recipe.

  14. OMD, a recipe dat my mum can't mess up?!?!?! Holy cows! Dat does look deeeelish.

    PS: them ears do dat to me too.

  15. That look delicious, Maggie and Mitch! We'll ask mom to make it!

    Thor and Jack

  16. Yummy! We love that recipe!

    That is such a sweet picture of Lenny on your sidebar:-) Even though we were just introduced to dear Lenny from Asta's and your blog after he passed away, we can't help but love him. What an amazing, sweet, happy face! We'll look forward to seeing that picture every time we visit your blog:-) and of course, Maggie and Mitch's sweet faces, too!

  17. Gotta try this one....Y'all have the greatest diet!!!!

    Arroo, Stuart

  18. Ohmidogness! That looks DEE-licious! I'm all kinds of drooly here. I'm gonna have to get my mom to make that for me soon. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  19. Oooh that looks so very good I can almost smell how good it looks!

    I am going to ask Mel to make that, ohh I just cannot wait!

    woo woos, Tessa

  20. Mom says thanks for the recipe, we will have ago at making that, mom loves rice pudding.
    See Yea George xxx

  21. Think mom is gonna have to try that recipe. She was salivating while reading and staring at the pictures ;)


  22. Yum!! We can always count on getting good recipes from you! And ... we make SURE Moma sees the importance of good TasteTesters!

    (We just helped with some yummy yummy apple cinnamon muffins, made from apples from Rocky Creek Scotties Farm! Delish!)

    See you soon. Hopefully sooner than has been characteristic of the past few weeks!
    Jake and Fergi

  23. Oh my. I might have to scoot to the grocery store and have this tonight!! Yum!!!!!

  24. Maggie
    Mommi just dwooled all ovew the pootew(how woode) but I can't weally blame hew cause that just sounds fantastically delicious. We love all those ingwediantses and will twy to make it vewy soon
    Thank you and youw Mama fow shawing
    smoochie kisses to you and Mitchy too

  25. This looks like a great recipe. DEEEE licious.

  26. Wow that looks good. I'll tell my mom about it. What else was on the menu?

  27. Good job helping your mom, Maggie!
    It looks soooo delicious!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Kisses and hugs

  28. sounds yummy


  29. Oh my!

    That looks YUMMY!

    Too bad Mom and I didn't hit your post prior to our ROTE -

    I know what would have been on the list!

    Well, next week!


  30. That looks delicious. We can't wait to try it out.:)

    Teddy Bear

  31. That looks incredible! Good thing you were there to help your mom; imagine if you hadn't taste-tested that ricotta for her!
    Play bows,

  32. Will just say YUMMMMMMMMMMM!!!

    Sweet hugs,
    Sierra Rose

  33. Another delicious looking dish, your mum sure does make some tasty food.
    We shall have to try this looks so yummy!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

  34. sounds so yummy!! you certainly are the best helper ever!! Our long tongues are so helpful with getting dishes clean! :)

  35. I knew I smelled something good cooking!