My Nanna's Stove Top Rice Pudding/Rice Custard

READY IN: 47mins
Recipe by cookingpompom

My nanna made this for me as a child, I was a very picky eater, but I loved this. My nanna would swap between calling rice custard and rice pudding, so have decided to call it both! I have shared this on a forum and realised that I hadn't posted it. So here it is. I personally like this warm with stewed apples, but my children like it warm with ice-cream. It is also wonderful cold and re-heats well too. Sultana's can be added when cooking. Choose the condensed milk if you prefer a sweeter dessert.

Top Review by lauralie41

My mom loves rice pudding so I made this for her. I used skim milk and instead of heavy cream I had some whole milk that my DGD didnt finish and it needed to be used. Started with 1/4 cup of sugar and added more as I tasted. Did stir in some raisins before adding pudding to a serving bowl and letting cool. Creamy, sweet, and delicious! Made and reviewed for ZWT8 - 2012.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add all ingredients, exept the cinammon in a heavy based pot.
  2. Cook over a low/medium heat for 35-45 minutes, stirring often until you get the texture of rice that your family likes (we like it VERY soft).
  3. Do not let this boil.
  4. Serve hot, warm or cold.
  5. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top. I like to add homemade stewed apples.
  6. If you choose to refrigerate this, wait until it has stopped steaming.
  7. Careefully press the plastic wrap down and over the rice pudding so that it is touching to stop a skin forming.

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