Churro Rice Pudding

This creamy Churro Rice Pudding is sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with chocolate sauce for a fun dessert or snack that everyone will love!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 8 mins
Servings SERVES 4-6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 10 mins (+ 15 mins standing time)
Cooking time
PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 8 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 10 mins (+ 15 mins standing time)


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup water
  • 7 tbsp granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Minute® Instant White Rice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chocolate sauce


  • End your taco Tuesday meal with something incredible and simple-to-make, like this Churro Rice Pudding, made with Minute® Instant White Rice. Serve this dessert warm and creamy or make it ahead and serve it chilled.

    Step 1

  • In a saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine cream, water, 5 tablespoons of sugar, vanilla and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring often.

    Step 2

  • Stir in rice. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook, stirring frequently, for 5-6 minutes, or until rice is very tender and liquid is slightly thickened.

    Step 3

  • Divide among 4 or 6 serving cups. Let stand for 15-20 minutes, or until thickened.

    Step 4

  • Combine remaining sugar with cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle sugar mixture over rice pudding. Drizzle each serving with chocolate sauce.

    Recipe Tip

    If you prefer to serve the rice pudding cold, cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours, or until chilled.

Churro Inspiration!

Reminiscent of crunchy churros coated in cinnamon and sugar, this rice pudding is filled with sweet and delicious flavor. The perfect finish to a Cinco de Mayo dinner or taco Tuesday fiesta, this creamy rice pudding is a great dish to share. For another dessert flavored with cinnamon and sugar, try our Mexican Spiced Rice Paletas.

Once you nail this Latin delicacy, we recommend you give our Asian-inspired Egg Rice a try to continue discovering delicious rice dishes from around the world.

Rice Pudding Flavors

One of the most customizable desserts, creamy rice pudding is the perfect vessel for a range of delicious toppings. Add your favorite chocolate pudding cup, some shaved coconut and a sprinkle of sliced almonds and enjoy a delicious Chocolate Coconut and Almond Rice Pudding. Or, get a little festive with a holiday Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding. You can even take it back to the basics and indulge in a Classic Minute Rice Pudding. All of these recipes and more can be found in our recipe collection!