National Rice Pudding Day is dedicated to a delicacy loved by many people. Traditional rice pudding is made with rice, milk, and sugar or some other sweetener. This dish is so delicious, it has gained immense popularity: it is known by different names in many cultures and countries.
Rice pudding is of eastern origin, but it is not possible to determine the region with accuracy. It is only clear that Eastern cultures were familiar with this dish several thousand years before our era.
In Europe, rice appeared only at the end of the Middle Ages. For a long time, only rich people could enjoy this pudding – this continued until the 18th century. Over time, it gained more and more popularity, until the recipe reached almost every family. Now we not only enjoy this delicacy, but also celebrate National Rice Pudding Day.
- Rice is grown in almost every country in the world.
- This is one of the most durable cereals – with the correct storage conditions, rice can retain its nutritional properties for thirty years.
- Adding sweeteners to the pudding was not the first option – in Europe it was eaten fresh or spicy for a long time.
How to take part
Prepare rice pudding. If this is your first time doing this, use a recipe from the internet or a cookbook. This dish has many cooking options: it can be cold or hot, dietary or high-calorie, with or without spices. You can add fillings to the pudding: for example, raisins or nuts, and also serve it with beautiful flower petals. Share your prepared meal with family or friends.
When is National Rice Pudding Day Celebrated in 2023?
National Rice Pudding Day is devoted to celebrating cheerfulness and fun. It happens annually on August the 9th.