Rice pudding is one of the most comforting desserts in our family. Is one of the easiest recipes that can be served as dessert, breakfast or for dinner. It’s perfect for all seasons as it can be served hot in cold days or chilled in the summer days. Rice pudding is delicious served with cinnamon and raisins as well as with fresh fruits or homemade fruit jam.

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Rice Pudding

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Rice pudding is one of the most comforting desserts, perfect for all seasons as it can be served hot in cold days or chilled in the summer days.
Servings 6 servings
Prep Time 5 hrs
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup uncooked short grain white rice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup raisins , optional
  • cinnamon , to garnish - optional

Instructions
 

  • In a medium-sized, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the milk and water to just below a simmer and stir in rice. 
  • Simmer uncovered until the rice is tender, about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pan.  
  • Add the sugar and vanilla extract (and raisins – if used) and cook 10-15 minutes more until the rice pudding thickens. 
  • Remove from heat and set aside for 15 minutes. Spoon the pudding into serving bowls and sprinkle with cinnamon. Rice pudding will set further as it cools. It can be served warm or cold.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 274kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 5.9gFat: 2.6gSaturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 10mgSugar: 36.3g
Calories: 274kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon rice pudding, rice and milk breakfast, rice dessert, rice dessert recipe, rice milk pudding, rice pudding, rice recipe

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  1. Kennedy Author says:

    I think this may be my Mom’s recipe.. I have been looking for her recipe.. She made what she called a Snowball Rice pudding recipe. As the name suggested it was prefect white which she was very proud of!! I have done the one you bake in the oven and as the rice and milk cook, the sugars caramelize and your pudding is not that beautiful white colour!!i Thank you!

  2. Anita at Hungry Couple Author says:

    Looks great. I grew up eating packaged rice pudding which was fine and sweet but nothing special. I didn’t know how delicious it could be until I tasted one that was homemade.

  3. Kiri W Author says:

    Mmmm, I love fresh made rice pudding – so comforting and delicious. I adore those cinnamon sticks!

  4. Selva Author says:

    Rice pudding I love that!!! :))… I grew up eating homemade Rice pudding, my mom cook that & on the top she sprinkle with a cinnamon , oh…that was delicious!! Thank you for remanding me of my mom great Rice Pudding. <3...

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  6. Celia Author says:

    Did you mean to say 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract? I used 4 tsp and it was way too much vanilla!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      No, I really meant 4 tsp of vanilla extract as I wanted to have a strong taste of vanilla, but of course you can reduce to 1 or 2 tsp according to your preferences. Maybe my extract is not as strong as yours, don't know, but when I did that  2 tsp seemed not enough for me. 

  7. I just tried you rice pudding recipe. Following your instruction, the texture of rice is quite rough. Should it be smooth? I never ate or cooked rice pudding before. Please kindly advise.

    Thank you,

    Thea

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hi Thea

      The rice shoud have been smooth, not a paste, but very tender,  you can feel a little bit of texture, but not too rough as you said. It is important to use a short grain white rice that has fat kernels, that are almost round. They have a high starch content, which keeps it moist and viscous, causing the rice to stick together. This is the only rice that is suitable for this pudding. 

      Hope this helps, let me know if there are other questions. Hope you try this again, it is delicious. 

    2. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hi Thea

      The rice shoud have been smooth, not a paste, but very tender,  you can feel a little bit of texture, but not too rough as you said. It is important to use a short grain white rice that has fat kernels, that are almost round. They have a high starch content, which keeps it moist and viscous, causing the rice to stick together. This is the only rice that is suitable for this pudding. 

      Hope this helps, let me know if there are other questions. Hope you try this again, it is delicious. 

  8. Resep Rendang Author says:

    I have looked for a rice pudding recepie for a long time was this easy and delicious. It will be my very favorite. Thanks

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      So glad you liked it 🙂

  9. Claudia Author says:

    Can I replace white rice with brown rice instead? Thanks!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Never tried with brown rice, it is important the rice to be short grain, to boil really well to create that creamy consistency. You can try, it will be good even if the texture may be slightly different. 

  10. dapurresepnusantara Author says:

    I have looked for a rice pudding recepie for a long time was this easy and delicious. It will be my very favorite. Thanks

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Oh.. so glad to hear that.. 🙂 thank you for your comment.

  11. Lema Author says:

    Like many other comments here, my mother makes rice pudding really well, but I never knew how exactly she did it. But finally I know! I also love your creamy chocolate pudding recipe. Thank you!

  12. sheeba Author says:

    can we add eggs to this recepie?coz i’ve seen many other recepies which has eggs in it.. and i’ve never tried rice pudding before..need your suggestion.

  13. Resep Masakan Author says:

    I love this. Thanks for share

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  15. marie Author says:

    This luscious rice pudding is easy to make and delicious to eat <3 Thanks for sharing

  16. agape Author says:

    that seems like alot of liquid compared to rice. are the proportions actually right?

  17. Aya Author says:

    Is long grain rice fine too?

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