Creamiest Rice Pudding


OK, so it's a little time-consuming to make this on the stovetop, but for a real rice pudding fan, it's worth every minute. My husband says it reminds him of the rice pudding he used to get as a child at a restaurant.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs 35 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs
1 - 9x13 inch dish
Close up view of Creamiest Rice Pudding in white ramekins next to a kitchen towel.

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  • ½ gallon milk

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ground cinnamon to taste


  1. In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, combine 1/2 gallon milk, sugar and rice. Simmer, covered, 1 hour, stirring frequently. Remove pan from heat and let rest 10 minutes.

    Overhead of milk, sugar, and rice being warmed in a large pot.

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  2. In a small bowl, combine eggs, 1/4 cup milk, salt and vanilla.

    Overhead of an egg mixture being whisked together in a bowl.

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  3. Stir into rice mixture and return pot to low heat, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.

    Overhead of whisked eggs being poured into a milk and rice mixture in a large pot.

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    Overhead of rice pudding mixture and ingredients being cooked and stirred together in a large pot.

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  4. Pour into a 9x13 inch dish and cover with plastic wrap, folding back the corners to allow the steam to escape.

    Overhead of rice pudding resting in a baking dish.

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  5. When pudding has cooled to room temperature, remove plastic wrap and sprinkle surface of pudding with cinnamon. Cover tightly (with fresh wrap) and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

228 Calories
5g Fat
38g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 228
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 207mg 16%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 284mg 6%

* 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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