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Large white bowl filled with creamy rice pudding topped with raisins, almonds, and cinnamon.
5 from 7 votes

Easy Rice Pudding Recipe

To make rice pudding use your favorite milk and your favorite long-grain or medium-grain white rice. Enjoy both warm and cold!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Resting Time4 hrs
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 177kcal


  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 cup long-grain or medium-grain white rice
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds I used honey roasted sliced almonds from Trader Joe's
  • maple syrup or honey for drizzling, optional


  • Cook the rice in milk. In a medium heavy-bottomed pot, bring the rice, milk, sugar, and salt to a low boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent the rice from sticking and burning to the bottom of the pot. The rice is ready when it is tender, but not mushy.
  • Remove the rice from heat and stir in the almond extract, ground cinnamon, and golden raisins.
  • Transfer cooked rice to a container and cover with plastic wrap. Allow rice to cool for 30 minutes at room temperature before transferring to the refrigerator to chill four hours to overnight.
  • When ready to serve, top with slivered almonds, additional golden raisins and maple syrup or honey, if desired.


  • The best rice to use: basmati, jasmine, long-grain white rice, or arborio rice.
  • This recipe is gluten-free.
Originally published October 21, 2018


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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