Required ingredients to make old-fashioned rice pudding are white rice, white sugar, milk, eggs and butter, as well as vanilla extract, ground nutmeg and raisins. Another variation also calls for cinnamon.
To make old-fashioned rice pudding, beat together 2 eggs and 4 cups of milk until the ingredients are well-combined, then add 1/2 cup of uncooked white rice, 1/2 cup of white sugar, 1 tablespoon of butter and 1/2 cup of raisins if desired. Season the mixture with 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, and pour everything into a greased baking dish. Bake the pudding at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour, stirring it often, and then for another 90 minutes undisturbed.
Make a variation of rice pudding by combining 1 cup of cooked rice, 2 1/2 cups of milk, 3 beaten eggs, 3/4 cup of sugar and 3/4 cup of raisins in a bowl. Stir 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/4 teaspoon of salt into the mixture. Pour into a greased baking dish, and set the dish in a rimmed pan filled with 1 inch of water. Bake the rice pudding at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 90 minutes, and sift 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon mixed with 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg over the top before serving.