Classic Minute Rice Pudding

It’s hard to resist the delicious flavors of this Classic Minute Rice Pudding, made with warm milk infused with sugar and vanilla.

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Classic Minute Rice Pudding

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins (+ 30 mins cooling time)
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 3-4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 45 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins (+ 30 mins cooling time)
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 45 mins


  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup Minute® White Rice
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Try our most-requested rice pudding recipe — our Classic Minute Rice Pudding. Creamy and sweet, everyone will want to indulge in this dessert. For a classic flavor, make sure to use our Minute® Instant White Rice.

    Step 1

  • Combine milk, rice, raisins, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Step 2

  • Beat eggs and vanilla together in a small bowl. Stir a small amount of hot rice mixture into eggs.

    Step 3

  • Stirring constantly, slowly pour egg mixture back into the hot rice mixture. Stirring constantly, cook on low heat for 1 minute, until thickened. DO NOT BOIL.

    Step 4

  • Remove from heat. Let stand for 30 minutes. Serve warm. Store any remaining pudding in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap.

    Recipe Tips

    Create flavorful new varieties of rice pudding by replacing the raisins with different types of fresh or dried fruits, such as dried cherries, dried apricots, chopped pineapple, peaches or sweetened dried cranberries.

    To make this dish vegan, simply substitute the milk with your choice of plant-based milk, like almond or coconut, and leave out the eggs. Note that if the eggs are left out, you may need to cook the pudding over the heat for an extra minute or two to help it thicken. It will also thicken up once cooled in the refrigerator.

New Twist on a Classic

Rice pudding is a classic dessert found in many different countries and cultures around the world. It’s hard to resist the delicious, comforting combination of creamy, custardy rice and warm milk infused with sugar and vanilla.

Times are changing and now, with the help of Minute® Instant White Rice, you don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen to get the same delicious, old-fashioned flavors of your grandmother’s recipe.

Use the extra time you gained by using Minute® Rice to decide how you want to present your delicious dessert. Try plastic goblets from the local dollar store or adjust the dish to the theme of your next family gathering or night with friends. For a tropical theme, garnish each dessert with shredded coconut. For a kid’s party, use sprinkles or chocolate chips. Let your imagination take over!

If you’re looking for fun dinner ideas, you’ll want to try our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan and our Microwave Egg Fried Rice!

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