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Rice Pudding

Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding

Not everyone in my family loves rice pudding, but after trying a bite of this recipe they keep coming back for second, third, and fourth bites! 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 420 kcal
Author: Jillee


  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean seeds
  • pinch of salt


  1. Add milk, 1 and 1/2 cups of the cream, sugar, rice, and vanilla extract to a pot over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, for 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add remaining 1/2 cup of cream, vanilla bean seeds (or additional teaspoon of vanilla extract), and a pinch of salt.
  4. Serve warm, or chilled.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 420 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 80mg3%
Potassium 224mg6%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1070IU21%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 177mg18%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.