I initially made this rice pudding on a whim. There was leftover rice from a casserole and I didn’t feel like wasting anything (not in this economy). A quick Google search brought me to an adequate rice pudding recipe, but I decided to make a few modifications.


Luckily everyone in the house loved it and now it’s a go-to for serving guests – especially great paired with a good cup of Chai and a chilly evening.



The Best Rice Pudding Ever
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This creamy, lovely dessert is a huge comfort on chilly nights. Break it out when you have some leftover rice and a hankering for something mild and sweet.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6-8
  • 3 cups cooked white rice (I used basmati)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1½ cups raisins
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Combine rice, milk, cream, sugar, and salt in saucepan over medium heat. Stir often and do not allow the milk to burn.
  2. Cook for 15 minutes, continue stirring frequently.
  3. Add in eggs and raisins, then continue stirring until very creamy and very thick, approximately 5 additional minutes.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in butter, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  6. Allow to cool slightly and serve.
  7. Enjoy.




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Cat loves to eat tasty homemade things, yet isn’t terribly fond of the process of making them. She prefers recipes that take shortcuts when possible – without compromising flavor. Her dog, Cheeto, likes stealing her creations from the dining room table.

She lives in the Bay Area and cites her diverse background as her biggest influence: her visual artist mom is half-Chinese, half-Greek, and from Hawai’i; her film-loving, world-music curating dad is from Montana; and she lived in both California and Montana while growing up. She loves at least a little bit about virtually everything (Pokémon Snap included) and aims to be a Jane of all trades. By day Cat is a multiple-hat-wearing media person.

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