Rice pudding



1/2 c Rice; raw (i use long-grain 
3/4 ts Salt 
2 c Water; boiling 
3 1/2 c Milk 
3 ea Egg 
1/3 c Sugar 
2 ts Vanilla extract 
1/2 c Raisins 
2 tb Butter; melted 
1 ds Nutmeg  


Cook the rice in the salted water for 15 minutes. Drain, then add the milk. Beat the eggs, then add the sugar, vanilla, raisins, butter and rice mixture. Pour into a 2 quart casserole; place in a pan of water. Bake in a 325 degree F. oven 25 minutes. Stir and sprinkle with nutmeg. Reduce the heat to 300 degrees F. and bake 1 hour longer or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.