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Vanilla Rice Pudding

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: maryjane robbins

Vanilla Rice Pudding Recipe

Rich, silky, creamy — rice pudding is comfort in a bowl. The pudding by itself is wonderful, but when the heavenly scent and flavor of two vanillas are added, you just can't ask for a better dessert.

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At a glance

approximately 2 cups pudding
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sushi or Arborio rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, King Arthur Pure Vanilla Extract preferred
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Crush or King Arthur Pure Vanilla Plus
  • pinch of salt


  1. Place the milk, 3/4 cup cream, sugar, rice, and King Arthur Pure Vanilla Extract in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, for 30 to 35 minutes, until thickened and the milk is almost completely absorbed. This is very similar to cooking risotto.
  3. Test the rice to ensure it's done. You want a firm bite, but no crunchy center to the kernel.
  4. Remove the pudding from the heat, and stir in the remaining 1/4 cup cream and the Vanilla Bean Crush or Pure Vanilla Plus, along with a pinch of salt.
  5. Serve warm; or refrigerate, well covered, and serve chilled. Sprinkle with a touch of ground cinnamon, if desired.
  6. Yield: about 2 cups pudding.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/2 cup, 215g
  • Servings Per Batch 4
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 393
  • Calories from Fat 234
  • Total Fat 26g
  • Saturated Fat 16g
  • Trans Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 80mg
  • Sodium 141mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 17g
  • Protein 7g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.