Italian Rice Custard
Julane Font - Williamstown

1/2 cup rice
1 cup boiling water
4 cups milk
1/2 cup butter
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

In large saucepan, add rice to boiling water, reduce heat. Simmer covered over low heat for 8 minutes. Add milk and butter; bring to a boil. Cover and cook 1 hour over very low heat. In a small bowl, combine eggs, sugar and vanilla. Remove rice from heat. Slowly add egg mixture stirring constantly until thickened. Serve warm or chilled.