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Creamy Rice Pudding

I was fortunate to grow up around fabulous cooks. My mother and grandmother taught me to experiment with recipes, and we tried a lot of variations on this one. No matter how we chose to embellish it, it was always tasty. When I make this, it brings fond memories to mind. —Laura German, North Brookfield, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 cup cooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 5 teaspoons sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: Whipped cream, sliced almonds, raisins, ground cinnamon and cinnamon stick.


  • In a small heavy saucepan, combine rice, milk, sugar and salt; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to maintain a low simmer. Cook, uncovered, until thickened, about 20 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Spoon into serving dishes. Serve warm or cold; serve with desired toppings.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 220 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 134mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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  • BobbysChicagoBAbe
    Jan 19, 2021

    OMG! This is good! Had leftover rice from Chinese take out, so made this. Reminds me of my grandmother's rice pudding! LOVE IT!

  • djrich
    Aug 20, 2020

    Good use of leftover rice. I also added 1/2 tsp cinnamon, Dash of nutmeg and 1/4 cup raisins. I did have to add a little more milk as it was cooking to keep it creamy. Probably should have plumped up the raisins first but it worked out fine.

  • Brenda
    Jul 10, 2020

    This had an old-fashioned goodness. I doubled the amount of rice and added raisins and cinnamon during the last 10 minutes of cooking. A new favorite way to cook rice pudding. Thanks for a great recipe.

  • kuttawa
    Feb 21, 2020

    I used many recipes this is the best and creamiest. just be sure not to over cook it. it was not as time consuming as the other recipe where I baked in oven for hour. this is great and easy. top it off with cinnamon, yummy

  • KathiVanOut
    Dec 13, 2017

    This is the best rice pudding and if you add dried cranberries or raisins delilish

  • eek
    Aug 29, 2017

    I made this tonite,since I had 3 c. of cooked rice, I tripled the recipe, added raisins,and now there is enough for 6 servings! very good, and it cooked while I prepared the rest of dinner!!eek

  • Jeancooks
    Sep 14, 2015

    This was excellent! Mine thickened up nicely a lot earlier than 20 min. I also added the vanilla in with everything by mistake, and it came out fine. Easy and delicious recipe!

  • Zana87
    Jun 13, 2013

    No comment left

  • Emu66
    Dec 10, 2012

    it's sweet and is very easy to make

  • bartim718
    Sep 18, 2009

    I loved this recipe!! My grandma used to make us kids rice when we visited her!! & this taste EXACTLY like hers!! I added a little cinnamon and vanilla and yummmmm!! Thank u so much for sharing!