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World's Best Rice Pudding


This recipe is thick, creamy and yummy. I like it so much that I double it.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup medium or short grain white rice
  • 4 cups milk
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Heat butter in a 4-quart saucepan. When butter is frothy add rice and cook for a minute.
  3. Slowly add milk, pinch salt, sugar and vanilla extract, and bring to under a boil.
  4. Transfer to a 9-inch baking pan or casserole and set in oven.
  5. Bake uncovered for 1 1/2 hours stirring every 15 minutes.
  6. Then bake undisturbed for 30 minutes. Stir again and cook undisturbed for 30 more minutes.

Total time: 2 1/2 hours

Variations: You can add heavy cream in the last half hour of baking. Or if you want a crusty topping, reduce sugar in recipe to 1/4 cup. Once out of oven, crumble brown sugar and butter over rice pudding and run the pudding under the broiler until melted and bubbly.

Posted by Olga at Recipe Goldmine 4/21/02 4:57:06 pm.

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