15 Minute Vanilla Rice Pudding

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!

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15 Minute Vanilla Rice Pudding

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4-6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 3 cups milk, divided
  • 1 cup Minute® White Rice
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins (optional)
  • 1 pkg (3.4 oz) vanilla flavor instant pudding and pie filling
  • ground cinnamon


  • The proof is in the pudding — the vanilla rice pudding, that is! With just a few ingredients, including milk, Minute® Instant White Rice, vanilla pudding and cinnamon, you can make a delectable, semi-homemade dessert in just 15 minutes.

    Step 1

  • Bring 1 cup of milk to a boil in a medium saucepan.

    Step 2

  • Stir in rice and raisins, if using, and cover.

    Step 3

  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Meanwhile, prepare the pudding as directed on the package with remaining milk.

    Step 5

  • Add the rice mixture to the prepared pudding, stir to combine and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.

    Recipe Tip

    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.

Easy-Peasy Pudding

Everyone will want the recipe for this dessert at your next family get-together or potluck dinner! With creamy vanilla goodness and our quick-cooking white rice this show-stopper is sure to impress. 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 some classic rice dishes that are savory, not sweet, we recommend you try this 15 Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner or our easy Red beans and Rice. For something with more Latin American flavor, take a look at our Mexican Rice Recipe. You can also check out our Microwave Egg Fried Rice, easily microwavable and ready in less than 10 minutes.

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