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Rice pudding in a dessert dish on a wooden counter.
Rice Pudding
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Rice pudding is a versatile dish. You can serve it hot or cold, for breakfast or for dessert and you can make it from scratch or with leftovers. That's versatility!
Course: Desserts/Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast/Brunch, Vegetarian, Make Ahead
Servings: 8
Calories: 282 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 1 cup medium grain white rice
  • cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ground cinnamon for garnish
  1. Place the rice, milk, butter, sugar and cinnamon stick into a non-stick saucepan. Bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce the heat and simmer gently, covered but stirring occasionally for 35 minutes, or until the rice has absorbed the liquid. Stir in the vanilla extract, the heavy cream and any other flavoring ingredients you choose. Loosen to the desired consistency.
  2. Remove the cinnamon stick and decide if you are serving this warm or cold. If you are serving this warm, spoon the pudding into bowls, topping with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon or a little heavy cream, some nuts, raisins, chocolate, or whatever you like. If you are serving this cold later, transfer the pudding to a baking dish and cover with plastic wrap (pressing the wrap right down onto the surface of the pudding). You may need to loosen the pudding again once it is cool.

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Nutrition Facts
Rice Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 78mg3%
Potassium 218mg6%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 485IU10%
Calcium 176mg18%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.