Creamy Brown Rice Pudding

This Creamy Brown Rice Pudding has all of the great flavors of your favorite dessert but with the goodness of whole grains to keep you satisfied.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 30 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins


  • 1 cup Minute® Brown Rice
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon, nutmeg or allspice
  • fresh mint leaves (optional)


  • Sneak some whole grains into your dessert with this Creamy Brown Rice Pudding made with Minute® Instant Brown Rice.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine the rice, milk and maple syrup in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

    Step 3

  • Remove from heat and stir in butter and cinnamon. Garnish with additional cinnamon and mint leaves, if using.

Stove-Top Brown Rice

Creamy rice pudding with… brown rice? That’s right! Apart from the added benefit of being a whole grain, brown rice offers a nutty flavor and chewy texture that adds a little something extra to this already creamy and delicious rice dish. Try out a whole grain alternative to our Classic Minute Rice Pudding.

Rice is such a versatile food that you can use this dish as a creamy dessert or enjoy it as a sweet, tasty and filling breakfast! If you want to add more nutty goodness, toss in slivered almonds or chopped walnuts. We recommend you keep a box or two of our Minute® Instant Rice on hand for any occasion.

For a vegan version of this recipe, use your favorite plant-based milk and leave out the butter. Maple syrup is naturally plant-based and does not need to be substituted.

Leftover rice? Follow the tips in our guide for how to make egg rice, and use it to make a whole grain version of classic take-out dish.

Seasonal Substitutes

If you’re a fan of mint and chocolate, mix your favorite dark or milk chocolate chips into the pudding and top with chopped mint leaves. Or, adapt this recipe to the seasons by adding seasonal fruit, such as blueberries or strawberries in summer, or dried fruit, such as raisins, in winter.

If you are looking for a vegetarian option tonight try our eggplant rice.

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