Easy Rice Pudding

This Easy Rice Pudding combines only 4 ingredients for a quick and creamy, delicious dessert that’s perfect for any weeknight dinner.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 1 min
Cooking time COOK TIME 1 min
Servings SERVES 1-2
Ready in TOTAL TIME 2 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice
  • 1 vanilla-flavored pudding cup
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • ground cinnamon (optional)


  • It doesn’t get any simpler than this Easy Rice Pudding. Using just four ingredients, it’s ready in minutes! Warm the white rice cup and combine with your favorite type of pudding and toppings. Then, simply sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine rice, pudding and raisins together in a small bowl. Blend well.

    Step 3

  • Sprinkle with cinnamon, if using.

The Easiest Rice Pudding Recipe

There are so many ways to make this delicious and quick dessert that it’s sure to become a household favorite. Not only does it come in an individual size for when you’re craving something sweet, but it’s versatile enough for everyone to make it their own. Get creative by using different pudding flavors and add-ins such as dried cranberries or dates, granola or trail mix, coconut, nuts, any type of chocolate chips (milk, dark, semi-sweet or white) or sweet morsels and crushed cookies.

If you’re feeling fancy, make this into an impressive parfait. In a parfait glass, place half of your favorite flavor of pudding cup. Then, add the warm Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice and any other ingredients (see examples above) and layer it to your liking.

Use any combination of add-ins to wow the crowd at the next school bake sale or birthday party. Or, just make this treat for yourself at work or school when you’re craving something quick and easy without much cleanup.

If you want to try another classic rice dish with a more savory touch,  we recommend you give this Shrimp Fried Rice recipe with egg a try.

Lighten it Up

For a lighter dessert with more whole-grain goodness, use Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice, a sugar-free flavored pudding cup and chopped almonds or walnuts. Top with seasonal fruit of your choice, such as strawberries or raspberries, to add a bit of color, vitamins and a healthy touch of sweetness.

If you are looking for a vegetarian idea try our: Mediterranean eggplant recipes.

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