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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Churro Rice Pudding

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 Microwave Egg Fried Rice a try to continue discovering delicious rice dishes from around the world. For another great savory dish, try this 15 Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner.

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!

Other Latin Flavors

For another Latin American classic dish, learn how to make this easy Mexican Rice Recipe.

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