This is a favorite desert, using the ever-present rice. The vanilla essence is sometimes omitted in villages where it may not be available.
2 cups cooked rice
1 1/4 cups milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup raisins
chopped pistachios for garnish
Combine all ingredients except the pistachios and place in a greased baking dish.
Bake in a 300 degree F. oven for about 45 minutes until done. Garnish with pistachios and serve.