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Authentic Italian Rice Pudding

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Let Cooking Italian with Joe show you how to make my grandmother's authentic Italian world's best rice pudding! Truly smooth and silky texture that fills your taste buds with yum. Garnish with chopped nuts, cinnamon, and whipped cream."
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3 h servings 394
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Mix milk, rice, 1/2 of the sugar, vanilla extract, and salt together in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil.
  2. Blend remaining sugar with whole eggs and yolks in a bowl to make a creamy custard.
  3. Reduce heat of the milk mixture. Let simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 30 to 40 minutes. Fold in the custard. Heat until thickened again, about 5 minutes more.
  4. Beat cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  5. Remove the milk and custard mixture from heat. Let cool, about 10 minutes. Fold in the whipped cream. Pour pudding into a serving dish, cover, and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 394 calories; 19.3 45.3 10.2 157 177 Full nutrition

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Made it exactly as written but did stir the rice, milk, sugar and vanilla constantly to ensure a thick, smooth consistancy. This tastes out of this world! My mother loves rice pudding but has n...

Followed the recipe exactly with one exception; I added the vanilla at the end. Delicious!