Pumpkin Spiced Rice Pudding

Just when you thought rice pudding couldn’t get any better! This one comes with a holiday flair. Enjoy this Pumpkin Spiced Rice Pudding made with Minute® White Rice.

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 30 mins
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TOTAL TIME 35 mins


  • 1-1/2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin, unseasoned
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Step 1

    Combine rice, evaporated milk, pumpkin, water, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a medium saucepan.

    Step 2

    Cook over medium heat 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

    Recipe Tips

    For a creamier rice pudding, increase amount of water to 1-1/2 cups. Serve garnished with a dusting of pumpkin pie spice, graham crackers, whipped cream or pecans, if desired.

    For a special party treat, spoon pudding into baked mini pie crusts or phyllo shells and top with a little whipped cream!

What is Rice Pudding? 

Rice pudding is a simple dessert originally made as a way to prevent food waste and use leftover rice. This historically cheap comfort food has been around for centuries and many cultures around the world have their own variation of it. The simple ingredients make it easily accessible for everyone, and easily customizable to your own tastes and creativity. While this recipe uses Minute® White Rice, it can be made with many different rices from basmati to Arborio. With a porridge-like consistency and typically served with nuts and fruit, the dish can be eaten as a healthy breakfast, or sweetened up for a night time treat. 


Sometimes canned pumpkin isn’t easy to find, or the only ones available are packed with extra sugar. If you want a challenge and to freshen up your dessert, buy a pie pumpkin! Roast it down and blend it up in a food processor to get a similar consistency to the canned counterpart. This process is more time consuming, but the flavor will be authentic! 

For Your Next Dinner Party (Without Your Kids)

Add a little extra oomph by making your own bourbon whipped cream! A simple but elegant addition and easy to make, this whipped cream will be a delicious and fluffy compliment to the pumpkin spice. Simply grab your stand mixer or a bowl and whisk, heavy cream, confectioners sugar and the bourbon in the back of your liquor cabinet and whip together. Top your rice pudding with a spoonful, and serve. This addition does contain alcohol, so keep away from children!

If Pumpkin Isn’t Your Thing…

Canned sweet potatoes are another interesting option. When mixed with pumpkin spice and brown sugar, the flavor and consistency are very similar!

Try using chunky applesauce and cinnamon instead. Bake in the phyllo pastry shells and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a mini apple pie bite. 

Make it Vegan!

Canned condensed coconut milk is a good alternative to evaporated dairy milk. If the coconut milk is too thick, mix with rice milk to balance it out without overpowering the flavor of the pudding! 

If you still have a sweet tooth but aren’t in the holiday flavor mood, try the Vanilla Berry Parfait made with Minute® Ready to Serve Basmati Rice for a daily delicious treat. 


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