Healthier Creamy Rice Pudding


Make this healthy version of rice pudding for a delicious and nutritious dessert. The key to making Erica's mom's recipe for rice pudding healthier is using brown rice instead of white.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 ½ cups water

  • ¾ cup uncooked brown rice

  • 2 cups low-fat milk, divided

  • cup white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • cup raisins

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine water and rice over high heat in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 45 minutes.

  2. Combine cooked rice, 1 1/2 cups milk, sugar, and salt in a clean saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thick and creamy, 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup milk, beaten egg, and raisins. Cook 2 minutes more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Serve warm.

Editor's Notes:

This recipe may also be made using sugar-like sweeteners (such as Splenda) instead of sugar. Use 1/3 the amount. This is an easy way to enjoy this great creamy recipe while cutting down on sugar and calories.

This recipe is a healthier version of Creamy Rice Pudding.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

363 Calories
6g Fat
69g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 363
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 252mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 188mg 14%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 491mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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