Kittencal's Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe goes back over 20 years, it so rich and creamy and one of the best rice puddings!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large heavy-bottom saucepan, cook rice according to package.
  2. Drain any additional liquid; add the sugar, pinch of salt, half and half, evaporated milk and vanilla.
  3. Mix, and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the water and cornstarch together until smooth; add to the rice mixture; simmer for 20 minutes longer.
  5. Let cool, add the raisins.
  6. enjoy!


Most Helpful

OMG Kitz you did it again!!! I always know when looking for a recipe if you have one in the catagory to make that first. I didn't have the Aborio Rice but did have Calrose Short Grain, No evaporated milk so substituted Heavy Cream which I pretty much always have a quart or two of... no raisins??? Used dried cranberries instead. Was a tad bit concerned since my old recipe of Rice Pudding was made with eggs... but figured what the heck you know what you are doing... so went with it. Am I ever glad I did, this is really a very nice rich, but not too rich pudding that will make a wonderful dessert with tonights meal and because I doubled it ( I do love rice pudding) I will have plenty for snacks and treats this week. Thank you for another Kittencal wonderful and delicious recipe!!!

Chabear01 October 26, 2013

Wow, this was awesome! I loved that it didn't have eggs in it at all. Smooth and creamy.

Denise G. June 03, 2012

I wasn't sure about the evaporated milk ethier and it was the first time for me to cook with Arborio Rice as I have eaten Risotto but not Arborio Rice Pudding. Well, I'm a convert to Arborio Rice Pudding but the verdict is still out on the evaporated milk, I will have to tinker with that still! I made the rice pudding according to instructions and I just had some ice cold this morning {I never eat Rice Pudding warm} absolutely yummy with a tiny bit of cream! Anyone wondering as I did about the 3 Tablespoons of cornstarch it does not affect the taste in any way. Thanks again for posting this timeless recipe which will go to my Heirloom Cookbook, Kittencalskitchen!

oilpatchjo August 21, 2011

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