Rice Pudding Recipe

Rice Pudding Recipe

Rice Pudding Recipe

Rice pudding is one of those recipes that some people love and some people hate, but all agree that it is nostalgic and takes you back to your childhood. You can use lots of different spices according to your tastes, such as nutmeg, mace, and cinnamon, and vanilla and rose water are often common ingredients to be added. It is up to you, but of course the traditional way to serve is with a dollop of jam in the middle. It is commonly made with both short grain and long grain rice; short grain will produce a chewy rice pudding where the long grain will produce a moister version, like a risotto.

For a chocolate version, simply melt in 100g of milk chocolate when cooking.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes plus 2 hours refrigeration


  • 1.2l whole milk
  • 130g rice
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 100g white sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon powder
  • 60g brown sugar

Method of Preparation:

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan (this is important as a thin pan will burn your desert), mix the milk, rice, and salt. Bring this mixture to the boil and reduce to a simmer for 25 minutes.

Stir this mixture often as it will get burnt on the bottom otherwise. Use a wooden spoon so as not to scratch the pan.

Remove from the head and add the sugars, vanilla extract and cinnamon, as well as any other flavours you may be using.

Return back onto the heat for another ten minutes.

Leave to cool down for a little while and then spoon into whatever you are using to serve. Cover right on top of the rice to stop a skin forming.

Serve with a homemade toffee sauce: 120g brown sugar, 120g butter, 100ml cream. Beat the sugar and butter together until smooth. Heat in a saucepan until the sugar is dissolved but not burned. Stir in the cream and heat until the sauce bubbles, stirring continuously so the sauce doesn’t stick.

Make holes in the tops of your rice puddings with a skewer and pour this sticky sauce into the middle to seep out over the top. Deliciously decadent and a reminder back to your old school days. Also try with chocolate sauce: 100g chocolate, 40ml milk, melted together, or a strawberry sauce: handful of berries, handful of sugar, 50ml water, heated together in a pan until the fruit has turned to mush.

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