image from Simply Recipes

A rice pudding craving has not let up this month so I added 'MORE EGGS' to the shopping list that Brett is in charge of (he's a keeper!) and started in on this recipe during Sebastian's nap time this afternoon. I just googled 'how to make rice pudding' and the pretty picture sold me on it. I'm just like a five year old in that regard.

It takes some attention so don't leave your stove top unattended and be sure to make sure your rice is tender enough before you add in the egg and sugar mixture. My first try turned out pretty great, if not a little sweet. I think I added a Tablespoon of vanilla instead of a teaspoon. And then I put some vanilla on each side of my neck just like my mom taught me. Here's the recipe from SimplyRecipes.com.
Rice Pudding Recipe


  • 2 1/2 cups (600 ml) of whole milk
  • 1/3 cup (66 grams) of uncooked short grain white rice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup (40 grams) raisins


1 In a medium-sized, heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the milk, rice and salt to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the rice is tender, about 20-25 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

2 In a small mixing bowl, whisk together egg and brown sugar until well mixed. Add a half cup of the hot rice mixture to the egg mixture, a tablespoon at a time, vigorously whisking to incorporate.

3 Add egg mixture back into the saucepan of rice and milk and stir, on low heat, for 10 minutes or so, until thickened. Be careful not to have the mixture come to a boil at this point. Stir in the vanilla. Remove from heat and stir in the raisins and cinnamon.

Serve warm or cold.

Serves 2-3.*

* I think it may depend on your idea of serving sizes. I think maybe 1.5 unless you're good at sharing!




jari spry said...

i've never had rice pudding! will have to try! thanks for sharing...

Katherine said...

Oh my! I've been waiting for the perfect recipe for rice pudding, maybe this is it! Can't wait to try it...first thing tomorrow morning :D


Vivianna said...

wow! this sounds really good!

OpaqueSkies said...

My husband uses a recipe that requires baking. Much larger quantities. This would be good for smaller portions.

Kate said...

MMMmmmMmMmmMM! I needed a new rice pudding recipe! My husband has said the "stuff" I make is not considered real rice pudding in his book... :( so we will be giving this recipe a test run very soon! thanks for the share! :D

Toni Brockliss said...

That looks so good!
My husband loves rice pudding.
Thank you for sharing the recipe.

...on the brink of something beautiful said...

I've never been a huge fan of rice pudding...until I went to NYC 2 years ago. They have this place called Rice to Riches (if you've seen the movie Hitch- they go there in the film). The place is awesome- but their rice pudding is to die for!
You can get their recipies if you google rice to riches recipes. (And you can order some from their site too). They've got crazy flavors-- but all soooooo good. :)

Truly said...

YUMMY. my mom used to make rice pudding but would multiply the recipe like 4x...
it was wonderful! time to get some milk and eggs....

anne esquibel said...

What a delicious treat! Thanks for sharing!!xx

Tracey said...

what's the vanilla on your neck for? Perfume?

RachelDenbow said...

Yes. It attracts neck kisses. :)

lacy said...

ok yay I love rice pudding. so much