rice pudding in a large serving bowl is sprinkled with cinnamon

Homemade Rice Pudding: Step-by-Step Makes It Foolproof

You can buy rice pudding ready-made or as a mix, but nothing beats homemade rice pudding.

As the weather gets cooler, we crave comfort foods. Rice pudding is high on the list of foods that fit the comfort category.

I love it when the pudding is still a bit warm, with sweet cinnamon sprinkled on top.

This recipe is easy to follow and produces delicious, creamy rice pudding.

Homemade Rice Pudding
Cook Time
45 mins

A step-by-step recipe for the best rice pudding you've ever eaten.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: rice pudding
Servings: 8
Calories: 266 kcal
Author: A. JoAnn
  • 1 c. white rice
  • 2 c. water
  • 4 c. whole milk
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  1. Cook rice in water according to package directions. Rice should be soft.

    cooked rice is soft
  2. Add milk to rice in saucepan and heat over medium low heat.

  3. Add sugar and stir, continuing to heat mixture and dissolve sugar.

  4. Beat eggs in a heatproof bowl, then beat in cornstarch.

    cornstarch added to beaten eggs
  5. Scoop about 1/2 c. of rice/milk/sugar mixture into eggs, stirring with a fork to thoroughly mix.

    warm milk is added to cup of beaten eggs and cornstarch
  6. Pour egg mixture back into rice/milk/sugar in saucepan.

  7. Turn heat up to medium and cook rice pudding until mixture begins to boil steadily, using a whisk to keep the pudding moving in the pan so that it doesn't burn.

    pudding is warmed to boiling while whisking
  8. Turn heat off and stir in vanilla. Pour pudding into large bowl or individual serving bowls. Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon. Cool.

    rice pudding in individual cup, sprinkled with cinnamon
  9. Keep leftovers in refrigerator.