Creamy Vanilla Cinnamon Rice Pudding

         You can serve this pudding hot or cold, right out of the pot or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to top it. This is a creamy and cozy dessert for these cold nights coming. Rice pudding is loaded with cinnamon and vanilla. It is so easy to make this dessert you will be surprised you did not do this before.

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            When you make this, you want the rice to be cooked, but not overly so. The rice will be able to soak up some of the creamy, flavorful goodness. Rice pudding is one of those comfort foods that are eaten worldwide. Everyone enjoys a cozy and warm pudding. Rice Pudding also contains 10 grams of protein, is filled with fiber and sweetness. Who does not enjoy being healthy like that? There is no risk to making this. Even if you goof it up, you can fix it easily. 

There are many variations around the world, some sound delicious while others…not so much. There are Salted Caramel, Chocolate, and cheesecake flavors.

Some will add an instant flavor of coffee to it and serve it as a breakfast. Virtually anything you like can be made into or added to Rice pudding.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I use instant rice?

Long grain rice works best for this creamy dessert. The instant rice will cook, but it will also keep soaking up the liquid until it is a mushy mess.

            Can I add raisins?

Yummy! That is all I can say! Raisins make this even more perfect than it already is. Feel free to add any raisins you want.

            How do I store Rice Pudding?

You can place the rice pudding into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

            What do I use as a topping?

You do not need a topping for this. Once you sprinkle the top with cinnamon, that is all it needs. It is sweet, creamy and flavorful left this way.

            Can I use brown rice?

There are many who do prefer to use brown rice. That is a choice for you to make.

            Can I add fruit?

Raisins are a fruit. You could certainly add other fruits such as strawberries, blueberries and apples.

What do you need to make Creamy Vanilla Cinnamon Rice Pudding

            1 cup uncooked, long grain rice

            ½ gallon milk

            1 cup white sugar

            3 large eggs, lightly beaten

            ¼ cup milk

            2 tsp vanilla extract

            Pinch of salt

            Cinnamon

How to make Creamy Vanilla Cinnamon Rice Pudding

FIRST STEP:

In a medium sized saucepan, add the ½ gallon of milk, rice and the sugar

Simmer, covered for 1 hour, stirring often

SECOND STEP:

Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes

Combine the milk, the eggs, salt and vanilla

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THIRD STEP:

Add to the rice mixture and set on low heat, stirring frequently

Pour into a 9 x 13 baking dish and cover with plastic wrap, leaving one corner open for the steam to escape

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FOURTH STEP:

Uncover the dish and sprinkle with cinnamon

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Cover tightly

Refrigerate for 8 hours to completely chill, or you can eat it warm

Enjoy!

Creamy Vanilla Cinnamon Rice Pudding

Creamy Vanilla Cinnamon Rice Pudding

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked, long grain rice
  •             ½ gallon milk
  •             1 cup white sugar
  •             3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  •             ¼ cup milk
  •             2 tsp vanilla extract
  •             Pinch of salt
  •             Cinnamon

Instructions

In a medium sized saucepan, add the ½ gallon of milk, rice and the sugar

Simmer, covered for 1 hour, stirring often

Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes

Combine the milk, the eggs, salt and vanilla

Add to the rice mixture and set on low heat, stirring frequently

Pour into a 9 x 13 baking dish and cover with plastic wrap, leaving one corner open for the steam to escape

Uncover the dish and sprinkle with cinnamon

Cover tightly

Refrigerate for 8 hours to completely chill, or you can eat it warm

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 10gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 240gSugar: 24gProtein: 20g