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two small bowls filled with rice pudding and both have a cinnamon stick sticking out of the top. garnished with freshly grated cinnamon.

Rice Pudding

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rice pudding, rice pudding recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 285kcal
Creamy Rice Pudding is a comforting classic made quickly and easily right on your stovetop. Flavored with cinnamon and vanilla, this easy dessert can be served warm or chilled and can be made in advance. A delicious, delightful dessert that warms the soul!
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  • cups whole milk
  • cups water
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • cup golden raisins or regular raisins


  • 1 cinnamon stick grated or ground cinnamon


  • In a heavy bottomed 3 quart saucepan or dutch oven, combine the milk, water, sugar, cinnamon stick and rice.
  • Bring the mixture to a rapid simmer (but not yet boiling) over medium high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to medium to maintain an even simmer and continue cooking, stirring frequently until the rice is tender - about 35 to 45 minutes. Look for a thin oatmeal consistency keeping in mind that the pudding will thicken as it cools.
  • Remove the cinnamon stick and take off of the heat. Next, stir in the vanilla and golden raisins.
  • Transfer the rice pudding into small ramekins or jars for individual servings. You can also place it in a large serving dish.
  • Allow the pudding to cool slightly before serving. If making in advance, let the rice pudding cool to room temperature and then cover with plastic wrap pressed up to the surface of the rice pudding and chill. Rice pudding can be made up to two days in advance.
  • When serving, garnish with cinnamon and additional golden raisins. Rice pudding can be enjoyed chilled or warm.


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 1mg