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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Creamy Brown 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


  • 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 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. We’re sure you’ll love this 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, leave out the butter and opt for plant-based maple syrup, instead of honey.

Leftover rice? Follow the tips in our guide for making fried rice, then try our Microwave Egg Fried Rice recipe. You’ll have a delicious, whole grain version of a classic take-out dish in no time!

Seasonal Substitutes

If you’re a fan of mint and chocolate, mix your favorite dark or milk chocolate chips into this 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 and apricots, in winter.

If you are looking for a vegetarian dinner option, you can’t go wrong with our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

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