Easy Rice Pudding

Jeanne Benavidez


While at my brother's house, we were trying to come up with a last-minute dessert that we could make with items we had on hand. I had a recipe for rice pudding that looked very easy and sounded pretty good. As we started putting it together, we found that we had to substitute a couple of items but it really turned out very good. This is what we came up with.

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10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


3 c
milk (2% milk works)
1 c
minute white rice, uncooked
1 medium
red or green apple, diced
1/3 c
raisins, dark or golden
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg
2 Tbsp
1/3 c
sugar (splenda works)
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
almond extract (optional)
1 pkg
(4 oz serving size) vanilla flavored instant pudding
1/3 c
walnuts or pecans, chopped (optional)


1In a medium saucepan, on medium-low heat, bring 1 cup of the milk to boil.
2Stir in rice, apple, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter, sugar, salt and extract (if using). Cover and reduce heat to low; simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
3Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine remaining 2 cups milk with the instant pudding mix; whisk until smooth.
4Add rice mixture to prepared pudding; mix well. Stir in nuts.
5Cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap or airtight lid; cool 5 minutes.
6Serve warm or chilled, sprinkled with cinnamon (optional).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy