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Blueberry Meringue Rice Custard

No recipe image available.Creamy rice custard topped with lemon-infused blueberry filling and crowned with a fluffy, golden meringue.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups cooked rice
3 cups milk - divided use
1 cup granulated sugar - divided use
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
3/4 teaspoon salt - divided use
4 large eggs, separated
2 teaspoons vanilla extract - divided use
1 (21-ounce) can blueberry pie filling
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine rice, 2 1/2 cups milk, 1/2 cup sugar, butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thickened, 20 to 25 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Beat egg yolks and remaining 1/2 cup milk. Stir into rice and cook 2 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Turn into buttered 12 x 8 x 2-inch baking dish.
  3. Combine blueberry filling and lemon juice. Spread over rice mixture.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°F) for 20 minutes, or until heated through. Remove from oven.
  5. Beat egg whites until frothy. Add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat until stiff but not dry. Spread over hot filling, sealing meringue to edges.
  6. Return to oven and bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until peaks of meringue are golden brown. Cool.
  7. Refrigerate until chilled, about 3 hours.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of the USA Rice Federation.