If you like, you can make this ahead and leave it in a serving dish/ramekins for later and then just pop it into oven (200 degrees) for 10 minutes, although this rice pudding is equally delicious hot or cold. Also, this rice pudding keeps well (in the fridge), so this quantity serves 4 of us, plus leaves enough to fill 4 little tupperware pots for the kids lunchboxes over the next couple of days.
i used Semi-skimmed milk as i just don't use skimmed for anything. i also only used a supermarket basic vanilla flavoring, i may try something expensive later.. i started to panic when it didn't look remotely cooked after 1 hour, after 2.5 hours i thought it looked cooked but was really really runny so left it longer. My total cooking time was 4 hours on high and 30 minutes on low before transferring to a casserole dish. Nutmeg was sprinkled over the top and the casserole dish was covered with foil and the food was tried later. i am so very very impressed, i love it, i will do this again, it has made lots. - 27 Dec 2013