Brown Rice Pudding Recipe

If you can make rice then you can make rice pudding, it is that easy. Cook your rice then once cooked add a few additional ingredients into the pot, simmer and stir occasionally, and you have this traditional old fashioned dessert complete. This dish can be made using pretty much any type of rice but to add a little healthier twist to your pudding try using brown rice. You won't be disappointed. It's sweet creamy goodness for the entire family to enjoy.

For years I made my pudding with white rice but the first time that I tried it with the brown variety I was hooked. It gives this rice dish a delightfully distinctive texture and flavour that truly surprised both myself and my husband. We won't ever go back to our old recipe. This one is too delicious.


2 cups brown rice

4 cups cold water

Ingredients to magically transform it to pudding:

5 1/4 cups milk

1 tablespoon butter

3/4 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt 

2 eggs

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 to 1/2 cup raisins  

1 teaspoon vanilla (added after pudding is removed from heat).


Step 1: Prepare 2 cups brown rice as directed. This usually involves cooking your rice with water in a rice cooker or covered pot at a medium high heat till the pot boils. At this time you reduce heat and simmer rice till the water is absorbed into the rice. When rice is almost fully cooked begin the pudding process.

Step 2: Add 5 cups of milk, butter, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and raisins into your rice cooker or pot. Increase heat to medium high until mixture boils. During this phase stir constantly to prevent sticking. Reduce heat to simmer. In a cup beat together 1/4 cup milk and two eggs. Add to your mixture stirring constantly as you do. Cover and allow pudding to simmer about one hour. Stir occasionally. 

The rice pudding is ready when it reaches a thick creamy texture. Remove from heat and at this point stir in one teaspoon of vanilla. Serve warm or cold. For a nice added touch you can add a dab of whip cream to the top. We enjoy ours warm with a dab of ice cream on top. 

Did you know that rice is the one grain that does not produce a gassy response in the body? It is easily tolerated by most people so often used to replace wheat for those who are sensitive to gluten. Rice pudding is a gluten free dessert.

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