classic and simple recipe for Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding


Certainly! Here’s a classic and simple recipe for Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding:


  • 1/2 cup white rice (short-grain or long-grain)
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)


  1. Rinse the Rice:
    • Rinse the rice under cold water to remove excess starch.
  2. Combine Ingredients:
    • In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the rinsed rice, milk, sugar, and salt.
  3. Cook Rice:
    • Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer.
    • Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer gently for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the rice is tender. Stir occasionally to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add Flavorings:
    • Once the rice is tender and the mixture has thickened, stir in the vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg (if using), and butter. Mix well.
  5. Optional Raisins:
    • If you’re using raisins, add them to the pudding at this point. Stir until they are evenly distributed.
  6. Continue Cooking:
    • Continue to cook the pudding for an additional 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it reaches your desired consistency. The pudding will thicken further as it cools.
  7. Serve Warm or Cold:
    • Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the rice pudding cool for a few minutes before serving. You can serve it warm or chilled, depending on your preference.
  8. Garnish (Optional):
    • Sprinkle a bit of extra cinnamon or nutmeg on top for garnish before serving.

Enjoy your delicious old-fashioned rice pudding! Feel free to adjust the sugar and spices according to your taste preferences.



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