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This Creamy Rice Pudding is a simple rice pudding with a touch of cinnamon, vanilla, and raisins. It's made on the stovetop for the creamiest rice pudding! #creamyricepudding #homemadericepudding
Creamy Rice Pudding
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
This Creamy Rice Pudding is a simple rice pudding with a touch of cinnamon, vanilla, and raisins. It's made on the stovetop for the creamiest rice pudding! 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 (1/2 cup) servings
Calories: 264 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
  • 7 cups milk (skim, low fat, or whole are all fine)
  • 1 cup (190g) medium grain rice
  • 1/2 cup (65g) raisins, optional
  • 1/4 cup (55g) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (55g) granulated sugar `
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, optional
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan combine the milk, rice, raisins, sugars, and cinnamon. Bring to a bowl. Cover with a lid and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. 

  2. In a small bowl whisk together the cream and egg. When the rice is tender temper the egg mixture by slowly whisking in 1 cup of the hot rice mixture. Then whisk the temper egg mixture into the large pot of cooked rice. Cook on low until thickened (about 2 minutes).

  3. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Serve warm or chilled. 

Recipe Notes
  1. When cooled this rice pudding will thicken quite a bit. I often stir in extra milk before serving. 
  2. You can leave out the raisins if you prefer.
  3. You can substitute the raisins for any dried fruit. Dried cranberries are another of our favorites!
  4. This recipe has only been tested using medium grain white rice. I am not sure how the recipe will turn out using any other type of rice. I like to use medium grain because it makes a creamier pudding. 
  5. You can also replace the vanilla with a vanilla bean for even more flavor. Just toss the bean in when cooking the rice then remove and scrape out the inside and stir into the pudding. 
  6. If you would like to soak your raisins in your choice of alcohol do so at least 1 hour before starting this recipe. Drain any extra liquid before adding them to the pudding and stir them in at the end of cooking instead of boiling them with the rice. 
  7. Nutrition Facts: Nutrition was calculated using 2% milk. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Rice Pudding
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 308mg9%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 182mg18%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.