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Easy Rice Pudding Recipe From Scratch
5 from 1 vote

Creamy Rice Pudding

Classic, old fashioned, easy rice pudding recipe, homemade with simple ingredients over stovetop. Rich, creamy, packed with cinnamon, vanilla milk and rice. 

Servings: 4 People
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade rice pudding
Calories: 371 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 5 cups Whole milk
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder Or one 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup Long grain white rice Uncooked
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract


  1. In a large nonstick saucepan, add milk, sugar, cinnamon powder and cook on medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil. 

  2. Add rice and reduce the heat to "Low" so that it continues to cook at a gentle simmer. Don't cover with lid.

  3. Stir often and cook for about 50 minutes- 1 hour or until mixture is thickened to a "yogurt-like" consistency.

  4. Remove from heat and mix in vanilla extract.

  5. Let it cool at room temperature, which will thicken it up even more.

  6. Then, chill in fridge for 1-2 hours or overnight until it's nice and cold. This will also make the pudding thicker. 

  7. Optional: Prior to serving, mix in 1/2 cup cold milk to make it slightly thinner and creamier, if you like. 

  8. Sprinkle with more cinnamon powder and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Rice Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 429mg12%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 495IU10%
Calcium 358mg36%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.