Carrabba's Italian Grill was founded by Johnny Carrabba and Damian Mandola in Houston, Texas in 1986. The restaurant features hand-prepared family recipes made from the finest ingredients and prepared to order in an exhibition kitchen. The success of Carrabba's led to the popular PBS cooking show Cucina!, starring Carrabba and Mandola, as well as a series of companion cookbooks. There are currently 240 Carrabba's Italian Grill locations around the country.

Offering Italian-inspired cuisine passed down from our founders’ family recipes, Carrabba’s uses only the best ingredients to prepare fresh and handmade dishes cooked to order in a lively exhibition kitchen. Featuring a wood-burning grill inspired by the many tastes of Italy, customers can enjoy signature dishes, including Chicken Bryan, Spiedino di Mare and a fresh twist on an Italian Classic, Wood-grilled Chicken Marsala. Carrabba’s was voted #1 Italian in the 2014 Consumer Picks Survey by Nation’s Restaurant News.



Rice Pudding

RICE PUDDING          
Carrabba's Restaurant Recipe

Serves 8

3 cups cooked rice
5 eggs
1 cup sugar
3 cups milk
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup golden raisins

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 2-quart glass casserole dish.

In a mixing bowl beat the eggs with the sugar until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Transfer the mixture to the casserole dish. Place the dish in a large roasting pan and fill half way up the sides the casserole with boiling water. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Stir the pudding and continue to bake for another 25 to 30 minutes or until the pudding is set. Allow to cool to room temperature.

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