Medieval Monday – Savoury Rice Pudding / Velsmakende Rispudding

A rice recipe from 1390 found on theguardian.com
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Rice might be commonplace today, but once it was an expensive import found only on the tables of kings. This dish – unlike its modern cousin – is unsweetened and cooked with beef broth

Cookery writer Dorothy Hartley wrote in Food in England (1954) that “East End women make a rice pudding using broth … when cooked it is finished under the joint of Mutton.” This is very similar to the “Ryse of Flesh” recipe found in The Forme of Cury (1390):

Take Ryse and waishe hem clene. And do hem in erthen pot with gode broth and lat hem seeþ wel. Afterward take Almaund mylke and do þer to. And colour it wiþ safroun an salt, an messe forth.

The Forme of Cury, ed. Samual Pegge, c.1390

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