Make a fabulous dessert to share in just 15 minutes with this incredible vanilla rice pudding recipe. Our white rice mixed with vanilla pudding and cinnamon is an unbeatable combination!
The proof is in the pudding… the vanilla rice pudding, that is! With just 4 ingredients, including milk, Minute® Instant White Rice, vanilla flavor instant pudding and cinnamon, you can make a delectable, semi-homemade dessert in just 15 minutes.
Bring 1 cup of milk to a boil in a medium saucepan.
Stir in rice and raisins, if using, and cover.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the pudding as directed on the package with remaining milk.
Add the rice mixture to the prepared pudding, stir to combine and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
To give this recipe a springtime touch, prepare it as directed, omitting the cinnamon. Sprinkle each serving with tinted, shredded coconut and pastel-colored, miniature jelly beans. To tint the shredded coconut, simply mix 1/2 tsp of water with a few drops of food coloring. Add the colored water to 1-1/3 cups coconut in a sealable plastic bag. Close the bag and shake the coconut back and forth, until the coconut is evenly tinted.
Everyone will want the recipe for this dessert at your next family get-together or potluck dinner! The creamy vanilla goodness with our quick white rice is all you need to impress with a show-stopper. Easy to prepare, it’s also perfect for a last-minute, weeknight treat for the family after a long day.
To dress this up even more, try garnishing each bowl with ground cinnamon, shredded coconut or shaved chocolate. If you’re family doesn’t love vanilla, try this recipe with chocolate or lemon pudding, instead. You can also make this recipe vegan by substituting the milk with your favorite plant-based milk, such as soy, coconut or almond. Just be sure to use a vegan instant pudding mix that contains plant-based gelatin.
If you want to try more classic rice dishes with a more savory touch, we recommend you try this quick chicken and rice recipe or an easy red beans and rice recipe. You can also check out one of our Egg Fried Rice recipes, easily microwavable and ready in less than 10 minutes.