Rice Pudding with Dates

Always a favorite, this traditional rice pudding is even more delicious with the addition of honey and dates.


2 cups cooked rice

1 cup pitted dates, chopped

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 cup milk


2 eggs, slightly beaten

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Honey Tips

How Honey Is Created

Honey is created when bees mix plant nectar, a sweet substance secreted by flowers, with their own bee enzymes.


Preheat oven to 350°. Butter 1-quart baking dish.
Combine rice, dates and lemon zest and spread in bottom of baking dish.
Mix together milk, honey, eggs and vanilla. Pour over rice mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Place casserole in a larger pan and fill the larger pan half way with hot water. Transfer the pans to the oven. Bake for 1 hour or until pudding is set. Serve warm or chilled.
Serves: 4