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.


★★★★★ 2 votes

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)

How to Make Easy Rice Pudding


  1. In a medium saucepan, on medium-low heat, bring 1 cup of the milk to boil.
  2. Stir 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.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine remaining 2 cups milk with the instant pudding mix; whisk until smooth.
  4. Add rice mixture to prepared pudding; mix well. Stir in nuts.
  5. Cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap or airtight lid; cool 5 minutes.
  6. Serve warm or chilled, sprinkled with cinnamon (optional).

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About Easy Rice Pudding

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

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