Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Creamy, A touch of spice, Rich comfort food. You can make in Crock pot. I've also added a package of vanilla pudding mix with a little milk(Not instant) to the rice pudding before going into the oven.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Heat butter in a 4 quart saucepan.
  3. When frothy add rice and And vanilla beans and pod cook for a minute.
  4. Slowly add milk, pinch salt,cinnamon, cardamom, sugar, raisins and bring to under a boil.
  5. Remove pod.
  6. Transfer to a 9 inch square baking pan and set in oven.
  7. Bake uncovered for 1 1/2 hours stirring every 15 minutes.(Just a note on 01/05/05 I made this recipe again left the vanilla bean in and didn`t stir till after 1 hour in the oven baked for 45 more minutes and removed from oven and removed bean at that time. Came out thick and creamy good.
  8. Then bake undisturbed for 1 hour.
  9. Good warm or Cool.
  10. Top with whipped cream.
Most Helpful

Excellent recipe!!!!!!!!!Pleased my stepfather greatly as he said it was almost exactly like his Mom made(a great cook by the way).Perfect just like it was submitted. Thanks!Peggy in TX

Peggy Lynn February 11, 2004

Comforting, creamy and perfectly spiced all describe this pudding! I followed Ritas crockpot instructions (spray with pam, cook on low 4-6 hours, stir often adding milk as needed)and added the pkg of vanilla pudding. The rum soaked raisins are absolute genius! We LOVED it! The perfect ending to our comfort food dinner!

Michelle S. February 10, 2003

This was really good!! I cooked it in the crock pot for about 3 1/2 hours on low, stirring it every so often. I think next time I might add an extra cup of milk and a little extra cardamon and cinnamon and have it cooking for longer. We left the raisins out and used vanilla extract instead of the bean and it was still really, really good. Served it warm with a sprinkling of nutmeg, but it was just as good without. Thanks for the recipe!!! :)

u0448397 February 15, 2006