Family Favorite Rice Pudding Recipes

9 Recipes for Rice Pudding That Will Make Your Mouth Water

If you looked up comfort food dessert in the dictionary, rice pudding would surely be pictured. This collection of rice pudding recipes includes rice pudding that is baked, made on the stovetop, made in the slow cooker and flavored with everything from chocolate to raspberry sauce. 

Rice Pudding Recipes: Add What You Like

The latest trend is to add toppings to rice pudding. You can try anything from raisins to toasted coconut to crushed graham crackers. You can also serve rice pudding either warm...MORE or cold. I prefer to eat it warm, right out of the pot, but that's just me.

Below are 9 of my favorite recipes, all made in slightly different, yet delicious, ways.

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    Creamy rice pudding
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    This rice pudding recipe is simplicity defined. Just the basic ingredients — rice, milk, sugar and butter, plus a few flavorings. Feel free to add raisins or sweetened dried cranberries to this rice pudding if you like, they can cook right along with the rice pudding (they'll soften and plump a little). I like to serve this creamy rice pudding warm.

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    Stovetop Rice Pudding
    Stovetop Rice Pudding. Stephanie Gallagher

    Could there be a better way to use leftover cooked rice than in this easy rice pudding recipe? I think not — It's quick, comforting and oh so tasty. For a change of pace, try using sweetened dried cranberries or cherries instead of raisins in this recipe.

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    Baked Rice Pudding Recipe
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    The secret that makes this baked rice pudding so silky smooth is using the right kind of rice — arborio rice, the same type of rice used in risotto — and stirring frequently. Otherwise, the pudding might develop a skin. I like to top this rice pudding with Demerara sugar, a larger crystal sugar that is less refined and gives a real punch of sweet flavor to every bite.

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    Brown Rice Pudding
    Brown Rice Pudding. Stephanie Gallagher

    Long-grain jasmine or basmati brown rice cooks in a bath of sweetened condensed milk and coconut milk in this easy, wholesome rice pudding recipe. Just dump the ingredients in, cover, and come back hours later to a creamy dessert the whole family will enjoy.

    Important: Do not use sweetened coconut milk for this recipe unless you like your rice pudding very sweet. Look for unsweetened coconut milk in the refrigerated section of your supermarket, near the soy milk and rice milk. Feel free to use...MORE regular milk if you can't find it. The recipe will still turn out fine.

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    Slow Cooker Rice Pudding
    Slow Cooker Rice Pudding. Rita Maas/Getty Images

    This is one of those great dump-and-stir slow cooker recipes that is almost no work at all. Just add the ingredients, turn on the slow cooker, and go. I like to top this rice pudding with fresh fruit and vanilla sauce.