Some dishes are timeless and grandma’s Creamy Rice Pudding recipe is guaranteed to take you back to your childhood. This rich, classic dish is delicious and surprisingly easy for anyone to make.
My grandma has a recipe for rice pudding that was the go-to recipe for all the events she went to. Everyone begged her to bring her famous Creamy Rice Pudding recipe. I remember my mom trying to make this recipe at different times as I was growing up, but it never tasted quite the same as when grandma made it. It’s so funny that my kids now eat things at their grandma’s house that they refuse to eat at home; they claim it doesn’t taste the same. I guess there is something to be said for that!
Grandma’s Creamy Rice Pudding Recipe
I love Creamy Rice Pudding, but it’s one of those things that we don’t make often. When I do though, everyone loves it. Once its gone, you ask yourself, “How come I don’t make this more often?”. This recipe is quick, easy, and of course creamy; just like every rice pudding should be. I do not use raisins in my rice pudding, but you can add whatever optional ingredients you want after the final steps in this recipe.
- 1 cup white rice
- 3 cups water
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon, plus more for topping
- Pinch of salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- Place the rice, milk, water, heavy cream, and butter in a large pot over medium heat and let it come to a boil.
- Once boiling, lower heat and cover. Simmer for 20-25 minutes. The rice should be just about cooked, but you should have some liquid left. If not, add a small amount of milk.
- Remove from heat. Add can of sweetened condensed milk, stir to combine.
- Mix in vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
- Return to heat and cook for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add egg, stirring constantly.
- Serve warm or chill in a bowl in the refrigerator.
Home Chef Tip: When pouring hot liquid in a glass bowl, put a metal spoon into the bowl first. It will keep the glass from breaking.
Honestly, this is an easy recipe to make. The key to this Creamy Rice Pudding recipe is to make sure there is enough milk mixture left in the pot after it has finished cooking. Once it has cooled down most of the liquid will get soaked up into the rice mixture. If you are looking for an extra creamy pudding, make sure there is enough liquid left.
There really is nothing better than a bowl of my Grandma’s Creamy Rice Pudding. You can serve this dish warm or cold. I love topping my rice pudding with whipped cream and sometimes a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg. I hope you enjoy my grandma’s recipe as much as I do.
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