Rice Pudding

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs
  • Servings: 2-6
  • About This Recipe

    “My husband’s favorite!”

    Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup medium grain rice or 3/4 cuplong grain rice
  • 1 1/2 cupswater
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt( heaping)
  • 4cupswhole milk( I use 2%)
  • 1/2 cupsugar
  • 1/2 teaspoonvanilla
  • cinnamon
  • Directions

  • Bring rice, water and salt to a boil over med-high heat.
  • Simmer covered until water has been absorbed (approximately 15 minutes).
  • Stir in milk and sugar and cook uncovered over medium heat for 30-40 minutes, stirring frequently–especially towards the end of cooking.
  • The pudding is done when the rice and milk have amalgamated into a thick porridge-like consistency.
  • DO NOT OVERCOOK or the pudding will be solid instead of creamy once cooled.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • Turn into a bowl or cups.
  • You can sprinkle cinnamon on the top if you like.
  • COVER with plastic wrap directly on surface “IF” you don’t want a skin.
  • COOL.
  • Reviews

  • “I made this recipe this morning because I had a sweet tooth and needed a little comfort food.It was wonderful.It was so simple to make. ( I made it while studying my sunday school lesson) I added cinammon with the milk and also added more vanilla than the recipe called for, but of course all of this should be done to a person’s taste. Thankyou for posting this! I will make it again.”

  • “This is just like my mother made when I was young.I increased the sugar to 3/4 cup, added raisins, and nutmeg to taste.My husband thought it was great. “

  • “I make this for my elderly mother using lactose free skim milk and it is terrific!I also add a teaspoon of cinnamon with the milk.”

  • “Very good rice pudding!I used to make it with egg but I like this recipe better.A bit more healthy for my hubby with the sweet tooth.I used 1% milk and it turned out perfectly.”

  • “My husband really enjoyed this I told my mother and she said that this was a great recipe she had one almost like it when she was growing up in west virginia she said that it reminded her of her mothers.So thank you for this one!”

  • “This is soooooooo good.The only change I made (based on other reviews) was to increase sugar to 3/4 c and added 1 tsp vanilla instead of 1/2 tsp, which I added along with the milk and sugar. I didn’t set my timer until the milk/rice came up to a soft simmer. Then I set the timer for 30 min. I probably added about another min while I was trying to decide whether or not to take it off the heat, because it seemed quite soupy. I took it off, and now it’s cooling in the pan on the stove, and it has thickened up beautifully. I know because I can’t keep my spoon out of it. Thanks for a great recipe”

  • “Cheryl E, Perfection, quick, easy and fool proof made as directed delicious warm or chilled!
    This will go into my Heirloom Cookbook thank you for posting Chery E!”

  • “Amazing! I ended up using 1 cup rice and added a 1/3 cup of coconut milk (leftover from making curry for dinner). I also added raisins towards the last 10 mins, which helped to plump them up. I served this warm, with cinnamon sprinkled on top. I also kept this on the stove at a low heat and only stirred occasionally (because I was eating my curry dinner). I also omit the vanilla extract because I did not have any left (but I’m sure it would have been a little better with it, but still tasted wonderful without it). I also added 3/4 cup sugar as recommended from other reviewers. My mom suggested that I add more rice next time because she wants her rice pudding to have more rice, but I think it’s fine as is. But if you add another 1/2 cup to the recipe, it would probably still come out just as creamy.thank you for sharing an easy recipe!”

  • “Delicious!! My father used to make this (we called it Rice Cream) when I was a kid and I never learned how to make it. This is just like what he used to make!! The only changes I made were similar to others.. I’ve tried it twice so far and the first time I used 3/4 cup of sugar (brown and white mixed) and 1tsp vanilla and sultanas. Second one I used the same vanilla amount and sultanas, plus 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 to 1tsp of molasses (you could use treacle or maple syrup I suppose)… was fantastic!”

  • “Delicious!I’ve never made rice pudding before since my mom’s recipe uses an egg.This recipe was so easy and is so yummy!I added more sugar but shouldn’t have.Next time I’ll stick to 1/2 a cup.Will make again.”

  • “So addictive.I couldn’t stop eating it!Cheryl (the recipe creator) recommends the perfect amount of sugar – not too sweet.Just a sprinkling of cinnamon and half as much vanilla was used.Also added some yogurt-covered golden raisins.”

  • “I have made this recipe many times now , my husband loves it..i use less sugar in the recipe because my husband has a spoonful of raspberry jam on top..so thanks from Dandy ..”

  • “This recipe is sensational! I made it for my boyfriend (whom grew up in a Colombian household where arroz con leche is their favorite dessert) and after taking his first bite, proposed! So needless to say, I think this recipe is a winner! :)”

  • “A wonderful recipe…identical to the one in Joy of Cooking.A great low fat dessert.”

  • “I fixed this for mother & I, last night. It is so delicious and very easy to make.”

  • “I used jasmine rice and only half the sugar.For me it was perfect.It took less time to cook it probably because of the rice and also I made half the recipe.It’s so yummy.Thanks Cheryl :)Made for Name that ingredient tag game”

  • “I am the Poster Child for “Not Reading Directions” … so … I put everything but the vanilla into the pot all at once (in my defense, though, I was previously reading a recipe where everything went in all at once). I must say this is one of those times where the mistake came out awesome! I doubled the recipe and made a huge ol’ pot! I added 1 tsp almond extract and 2 tsps vanilla at the end (yes, I know that’s triple, not double! LOL – I love vanilla!). I grated some fresh nutmeg onto my bowl and am currently chowing down! YUM!!!”

  • “Great recipe. I added about half a tsp nutmeg and put cinnamon on afterward.I added 3 eggs at the time I added the milk to increase the protein content.Delicious.”

  • “This was so easy to make and only contained ingredients that I had on hand! Loved it! Will definitely make this one a regular dessert at our house! :)”

  • “Made 1 serving and followed the recipe exactly, and it came out pretty tasty. I would make this recipe again.”

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