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Rice pudding


Rice pudding is a dish made from rice mixed with water or milk and sometimes other ingredients such as cinnamon and raisins. Different variants are used for either desserts or dinners. When used as a dessert, it is commonly combined with a sweetener such as sugar. Such desserts are found in many continents especially Asia where rice is a staple.

Rice puddings are found in nearly every area of the world. Recipes can greatly vary even within a single country. The dessert can be boiled or baked. Different types of pudding vary depending on preparation methods and the ingredients selected.

I had a taste for a really good rice pudding, and this one is a keeper!!! Can also be prepared without the cinnamon, and you also can add raisins at the end.. it’s all up to you.

3/4 cup uncooked white rice

2 cups milk

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon rum extract

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon


In a medium-sized, heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the milk, rice, butter 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.

In a small mixing bowl, add the brown sugar and then add a half cup of the hot rice mixture , a tablespoon at a time, vigorously whisking to incorporate.

Add the mixture back into the saucepan of rice and milk and stir, on low heat, for 5 to 10 minutes, until thickened, or about 160°F (71°C). Be careful not to have the mixture come to a boil at this point or it will curdle. Stir in the vanilla and rum. Remove from heat . Decorate with cinnamon.

Serve warm or cold. Enjoy!


7 thoughts on “Rice pudding”

  1. Rice pudding is an under-appreciated, easy dessert, so I’m glad you called it out, Lovely photo at top, too, and you are right about the recipe’s adaptability. I make a baked version with cooked brown rice, eggs from my chickens and almond milk, sweetened with honey and raisins. Great for those of us who want to sanely indulge a sweet tooth.

  2. To give it an Indian touch – try adding crushed cardamom and saffron, leaving out vanilla, rum and cinnamon…it’s a common offering in temples and at home on special occasions

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