Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a great creamy stove top version of rice pudding. I like it while it's still warm, but it's great cold too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine rice, water, salt, and butter in a pan.
  2. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. At the same time, heat the milk to scalding.
  4. Stir hot milk into rice, add raisins if using, cover, and simmer 15 more minutes.
  5. Beat eggs and sugar together.
  6. Add some of the hot mixture to them, stirring constantly.
  7. Return egg mixture to rice mixture and cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  8. It should start to bubble.
  9. Pour into a bowl.
  10. Add the vanilla.
  11. Cool.


Most Helpful

Excellent recipe! Rice pudding is one of my favorite comfort foods. I tried this with leftover rice. I started with 3 cups cold, cooked rice which I heated in the microwave for 2 minutes. Then added that to the scalded milk along with 2 T. butter and continued following your recipe. It was easy and very delicious!

Susie in Texas February 08, 2003

I made this recipe for my restaurant and everyonr raved about its old-fashioned goodness. Even the old-time cooks in town said it was the best they had in a long time. Thanks for a sure-fire winner! It was easy to prepare, even for a novice like me!

susan3223 January 05, 2003

This is THE BEST rice pudding I have ever had, much less made! OMG thank you for this recipe, it will be my go to when I want to make this yummy treat. If anyone is considering making this please do yourself a BIG favor and make it just as written do not, I repeat DO NOT change a thing!

Bridget Elaine March 10, 2013

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