Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a delicious, creamy version of rice pudding that I got many years ago. It is good warm or chilled. Note: I made this is a 700-watt microwave, newer MWs are stronger and will require less time.


  1. Combine water, rice and salt in a 2 to 2 1/2 cup microwave-safe bowl. Cover. Microwave on HIGH for 5-6 minutes or until mixture boils. Let stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Microwave on HIGH for an additional 4-5 minutes, or until rice is tender. Transfer to a large (12 cup) microwave-safe container.
  2. Stir in the butter, sugar and milk. Cover. Microwave on HIGH for 8-10 minutes or until mixture boils. Beat the eggs and blend in a small amount of the hot mixture into the eggs, beating well. (This will prevent the eggs from curdling). Return to the large container, blending in well.
  3. Microwave on HIGH, uncovered, 1 to 1/2 minutes, or until mixture bubbles around the edge, stirring once.
  4. Stir in vanilla and transfer to serving dish; sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired. Cool - pudding will thicken as it cools. Serve warm or chilled.
  5. Note1: Microwave ovens vary considerably in power. Watch carefully the first time you make this and note the times needed in your microwave oven.
  6. Note2: I use a microwave popcorn popper to cook this - it works beautifully. Be sure your container is big - you don't want this boiling over in your microwave!
Most Helpful

I tried for the first time to make a rice pudding, It was alright but not like my mother used to make it. The recopies on the Internet did not give an indication as to what types of rice should be used. I went to a supermarket and asked some of the lady shoppers, the best way and what rice I should use. The answer, Soft grain rice. Japanese or Italian. It is the smallest grain and it turned out perfect. Well I thought so.

ray_mond57 March 25, 2015

This rice pudding is so easy to do and I love the taste. I omitted the salt. I used splenda and only 1/2 cup. It turned out perfect for my taste. Thanks Duonyte :) Made for Newest Zaar tag

Boomette February 16, 2011

I followed this recipe to the letter and ended up with a VERY runny, awful rice pudding. Nothing about it was puddingy or ricricey and although it kind of tasted ok it was not at all what I was hoping for. As a regular online recipe user and fairly savvy cook I am super disappointed :( what a waste of time and ingredients.

Kate L. July 07, 2015