Microwave Rice Pudding

"I LOVE rice pudding and this is one of my favorite! This is super easy and creamy. Guaranteed not to scorch or curdle! I always add some cinnamon and/or nutmeg or it's great without! Yummy warm or cold. I use leftover rice. This is one of my kids favorite desserts, will not disappoint <3!"
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Ready In:




  • Make sure the rice is cooked ahead of time.
  • Whisk first 6 ingredients. And raisins if you want, we prefer without ;).
  • Put in microwave and cook 1 - 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Remove and whisk.
  • Put back in microwave for another 1 - 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Remove and whisk.
  • Continue above steps until desired thickness (don't get too thick, you want it a little less thick than desired since it will continue to thicken as it sits).
  • Add butter and vanilla once it's at desired thickness. You can omit butter to save on calories!
  • Add anything else you want (cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh berries if it's cold, etc).
  • Enjoy!

Questions & Replies

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  1. Kathy M.
    How much cinnamon and nutmeg? Please don’t say “add to taste.” Just give me an idea. Thanks
  2. strebeljanessa
    how many times did you guys microwave it for it to get thick enough?
  3. strebeljanessa
    what does 1-11/2 mean??? one to eleven and a half minutes? sorry I'm a lil dumb
  4. Todd C.
    I don't have cornstarch for the rice pudding what will happen?


  1. catsoplenty
    This is a quick and easy way to make rice pudding!! I added raisins and sprinkled it with cinnamon. Thanks for a great recipe!
  2. CaGaPeach
    I really love rice pudding! I didn't want to wait the hour mine has to bake so I googled "microwave rice pudding." This is now my go-to recipe for leftover rice. It's fantastic and easy. I only had 2 cups of rice, so I used 2 1/2 cups of milk. However, 3/4 cup sugar was a little too much, so next time I'll reduce it. I added 1/4 tsp cinnamon on the last whisk. My microwave is 1,000 watts and I microwaved 10 times at 1 1/2 minutes. Perfect. Oh, I used Basmati rice. Thank you for such a great and easy recipe.
  3. Louise S.
    This recipe was so easy and delicious...I made it with honey, cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg...
  4. Arcee
    This recipe is just wonderful. When I made 3 more cups of rice than I needed, I tried this and my family loved it. Sprinked with cinnamon, I was in heaven. Its a definite keeper. Thank you.
  5. jevans0806
    Finally found a rice pudding recipe that isn't all milky on top. I made a few changes since I'm pre diabetic. Used Almond Milk but with 2 and 1/2 cups instead of 3 and used 1/2 cup stevia extract. Turned out great. Thank you for this recipe


  1. jenny.rake
    My friend and I always cut the sugar by half. No flavour difference. A really good recipe!



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