Rice, the classic staple in savory cooking across the globe,  is not just reserved for dinner time dishes. Its versatility extends into the realm of desserts, where it adds a delightful texture and subtle, aromatic flavor to sweet creations. From creamy rice puddings to indulgent rice cakes, the possibilities are endless when it comes to incorporating rice into desserts.

Of course, when making desserts at home, a key to any good recipe is its simplicity. Thankfully, many rice-based desserts can be made in just minutes with Minute Rice. Minute Instant Rice can be prepared in as little as five minutes, so you can feel confident in preparing a dessert that fits into your busy life. With Minute Rice Cups, ready in just a minute in the microwave, you can prepare a single-portioned sweet treat whenever you get a craving. 

Sweet, Made Simple

These easy rice dessert recipes not only save time but also invite creativity, allowing for personalized touches and adaptations to suit individual tastes and dietary preferences. You can make them over and over again and customize them each time to keep things fresh and exciting. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice cook, these simple rice desserts provide an accessible way to satisfy your sweet tooth without the hassle. 

Easy Rice Pudding

When it comes to rice-based desserts, nothing is more classic than rice pudding. This Easy Rice Pudding recipe uses just four ingredients, so you can whip together a delicious dessert in just minutes. The recipe uses Minute White Rice Cups, so it’s the perfect individual size when you’re craving something sweet. 

Just combine a Minute White Rice Cup with pudding and raisins, then top with cinnamon. Try getting creative by using different pudding flavors and add-ins, such as dried cranberries or dates, granola or trail mix, coconut, nuts, chocolate chips or crushed cookies. You can’t go wrong! 

Layered Chocolate-Caramel Rice Pudding Cake

When your sweet tooth hits, look no further than this cake to satisfy it. This Layered Chocolate-Caramel Rice Pudding Cake combines decadent layers of dulce de leche rice pudding, chocolate cake and peanut butter for a delicious single-serving dessert you’ll love. Using Minute Instant White Rice and mug cake mix,  it’s ready in minutes so you can dive in whenever you get a sweet craving. 

Mango Sticky Rice

Rich, creamy coconut milk and fresh mango combine with aromatic Minute Jasmine Rice in this Mango Sticky Rice for an easy-to-make take on a classic sticky rice dessert. Using Minute Jasmine Rice Cups, this recipe is great for a single serving or can be doubled or tripled if you want to make enough to share. 

Combine warm coconut milk, fresh diced mango, and a Minute Jasmine Rice Cup for an aromatic, pudding-like dessert. Try swapping the mango for other fruits to mix it up based on the season and your preferences to keep this recipe fresh. 

Chocolate Coconut Almond Rice Pudding 

The classic combo of chocolate and coconut is brought to life in this Chocolate Coconut Almond Rice Pudding. Simply combine a Minute White Rice Cup with chocolate pudding, sweetened coconut flakes and toasted almonds, and you have a rich and delicious dessert in under five minutes. Garnish with whipped cream, coconut flakes and almonds for a classy look. 

Make this dish your own by mixing things up! Try including chocolate chunks or sprinkling the dish with cacao powder to add more rich chocolate flavor. Not a chocolate fan? Substitute the chocolate pudding with vanilla for an equally tasty treat. 

Rice Pudding Balls

These Rice Pudding Balls are a fun take on classic rice pudding, and make a great bite-sized sweet snack. Aromatic jasmine rice and nutty, protein-packed quinoa from Minute’s Jasmine Rice & Red Quinoa Cups combine with decadent condensed milk, vanilla extract and sugar to create a sweet rice pudding with a deep flavor. 

After letting the mixture cool in the refrigerator, these rice pudding balls are ready to be rolled in your favorite topping, like shredded coconut, crushed nuts like pistachios, cocoa powder or powdered sugar. These Rice Pudding Balls are a great treat to have on hand for when you need a sweet pick-me-up. 

Basmati with Apricots, Walnuts, Yogurt and Honey

Perfect as a breakfast bowl or a sweet late night snack, this Basmati with Apricots, Walnuts, Yogurt and Honey recipe is sure to keep you coming back for more. Light and fluffy basmati rice, dried fruit, nuts and yogurt add a great variety of texture and a touch of sweetness to this filling treat. The beauty of Minute Instant Basmati Rice is that it’s ready in just five minutes, so this dish comes together incredibly quickly. 

Prepare Minute Instant Basmati Rice and combine with dried apricots, walnuts and yogurt—or get creative with your favorite dried fruit and nuts! Top with cinnamon and a drizzle of honey, and this delicious bowl is ready to enjoy. 

Vanilla Berry Parfait

This Vanilla Berry Parfait can satisfy any sweet tooth, and couldn’t be easier to make. Sweetness from vanilla yogurt and fresh fruit combine beautifully with aromatic basmati rice for a balanced treat. 

The dish comes together by mixing a Minute Basmati Rice Cup with your favorite vanilla yogurt and top with mixed berries for a quick treat that’s ready in minutes. Try experimenting with different combinations of yogurt flavors and fruits, and you’ll never get tired of this recipe. 

Berry Rice Pudding Crumble

This Berry Rice Pudding Crumble brings a fun twist to traditional rice pudding and makes a perfect summertime dessert or a sweet breakfast treat. Start by creating a classic rice pudding with Minute Instant White Rice, then add in mixed berries and jam to infuse the dish with plenty of fruity flavor. 

Sprinkle the rice pudding with your favorite granola to add a great crunch to the dish. For even more creamy goodness, you can also top with ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. The Berry Rice Pudding Crumble can be served hot or cold, so you can prepare this dish ahead of time and keep it refrigerated so it’s always on hand. 

Chocolate Hazelnut Rice Pudding

Chocolate lovers, look no further than this Chocolate Hazelnut Rice Pudding for a delicious and simple way to enjoy a rich chocolatey dessert. Just combine a Minute Jasmine Rice Cup with milk and chocolate hazelnut spread, then microwave for a quick and decadent treat. 

Top with a sprinkle of chopped hazelnuts and shaved dark chocolate on top, or whatever other topping suits your current craving. Need even more chocolatey goodness? Try substituting chocolate milk for regular milk for an even more rich chocolate flavor. 

Simplicity and Versatility with Rice 

Rice is a remarkably versatile ingredient, as welcome in desserts as it is in savory dishes. From classic rice desserts like rice pudding to creative new takes on sweet rice treats, this pantry staple brings endless possibilities to the dessert table. 

Using Minute Rice, great rice desserts are incredibly simple and fast to create, helping you whip up delightful treats in mere minutes. Cooking dessert can often be a time-consuming process, something you might want to avoid after making dinner. But with these quick and easy rice dessert recipes, you’re sure to find yourself indulging in a well-deserved dessert more often. 

Plus, the simplicity of these dishes enables you to get creative and experiment with different flavors and ingredients to really make these recipes your own. Whether it’s adding a fun crunch to a dish with your favorite topping or incorporating seasonal fruits, there’s no limit to the creative potential of these rice desserts. Let your imagination run wild and your taste buds will thank you! 

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