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Classic Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

Classic Old Fashioned Rice Pudding is basic pantry ingredients of rice, brown sugar, vanilla and milk. This is cooked slowly on the stove top to create a creamy, sweet pudding that is an absolute treat!!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a medium saucepan, combine, milk, sugar and salt and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Stir in the rice and turn the heat down to low. You want to make sure the milk is just at a very gentle simmer.
  • Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Cook for about 40 minutes or until mixture has thickened to the consistency of yogurt.
  • Once thickened, remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • Spoon into dishes and sprinkle with cinnamon if you like. Can be eaten warm or cold. Enjoy!


**wonderful toppings are nuts, different types of fruit such as; apples and raisins or spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. **
Keyword Classic Old Fashioned Rice Pudding, Homemade Dessert