Riz Au Lait (French Rice Pudding)

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 50 mins

Mmmmh! Milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Those aromas will take you back to your childhood. This dish is great as dessert or even for breakfast. There are so many variations on rice pudding; fruits, nuts, exotic spices like cardammon, star anise, clove...I like them all. But this simple version is the one I like the most. It tastes best with whole milk. I have substituted some of the milk with heavy cream because I had some left over and that made it even more creamy. It tastes great hot and cold.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and cook rice for about 2-5 minutes and strain.
  2. Meanwhile warm up milk with vanilla, cinnamon, sugar and salt added.
  3. Bring to a light boil and add rice.
  4. Cover and let simmer on LOW(!) for 30-45 minutes.The rice should be really soft for this dish. Stir and check a few times to make sure the rice doesn't burn or stick to the bottom.
  5. Add butter and stir.
  6. Add egg yolks, one at a time, and stir. After a couple minutes it's done.
Most Helpful

Yum! Subbed coconut oil for butter & added an extra pinch of cinnamon. Thanks!

eCCAbOO October 20, 2012

Thick, creamy, and delicious. My family and I loved this. Thanks for posting.

JoJoStar July 21, 2010

Yummy rich creamy goodness. I did add lots of cinnamon and raisins. Thanks!

Rita~ September 08, 2009