Baked Rice Pudding

This delicious Baked Rice Pudding is a time-saving version of a favorite classic dessert. Try it tonight, and impress your family and friends!

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Baked Rice Pudding

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 30 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 35 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 30 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 35 mins


  • 2 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 cup Minute® White Rice
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • slivered almonds (optional)
  • fresh mint leaves (optional)
  • whipped topping (optional)


  • This delicious Baked Rice Pudding is a simple yet elegant dessert to share at your next family gathering or get-together. Use our Minute® Instant White Rice to cut down on cook time but not on flavor!

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.

    Step 2

  • Combine milk, rice, raisins and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.

    Step 3

  • Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Step 4

  • Whisk eggs, vanilla and nutmeg in a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish. Slowly whisk in hot rice mixture; mix well.

    Step 5

  • Place casserole dish into a larger, oven-safe dish; Pour very hot tap water into larger dish to reach 1/3 up the side of casserole dish. Be careful not to let any water spill into the rice pudding.

    Step 6

  • Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the top of the pudding is lightly browned around the edges and the center is set when lightly touched.

    Step 7

  • Allow to cool. Garnish with almonds, mint leaves and whipped topping, if using.

    Recipe Tip

    If desired, you can omit the raisins in this dish. If you do, make sure to decrease the milk to 2 1/2 cups and to increase the amount of sugar to 1/2 cup.

    If you’re not a fan of nutmeg, feel free to sub out the nutmeg for cinnamon.

Simple Rice Pudding, from Scratch

We love rice pudding because of its versatility. You can use a wide variety of added ingredients to make it your own and you can cook it on the stove, in the oven — even in the microwave! This traditional baked recipe gets you away from the stove, while still providing the same flavors you remember from grandma’s recipe.

If you don’t have a casserole dish on-hand and you’re short on time, try our Easy Rice Pudding, then work your way up to this from-scratch recipe.

Our Minute® Instant White Rice works wonders here, as it perfectly absorbs the warm milk infused with sugar, vanilla and raisins.

If you want to try a classic savory dish, grab another box of white rice and try this 15-Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner. Alternatively, this Red Beans and Rice and our Microwave Egg Fried Rice are both easy to put together and sure to please. If you’re looking for a dish to add to your taco night rotation, learn how to make our Mexican Rice Recipe.

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