|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||16%|
|Total Carbohydrate 68g||25%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
If you have a lot of pre-cooked leftover rice, baking a cinnamon-scented rice pudding is a wonderful way to use it up. This easy rice pudding recipe is baked in the oven and made with milk, rice, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. It is decadent and creamy, and you can serve it either as a sweet breakfast or for dessert. Just mix and heat everything together on the stovetop, then stick it in the oven for about 20 minutes or so. Adding eggs and baking it in the oven turns it into a creamy, thickened pudding that you can eat warm or, later, cold right out of the fridge.
This recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free but because it calls for both eggs and milk, it's not vegan. However, for a dairy-free option, you can always swap out the milk for any non-dairy milk substitute, such as soy milk, almond milk, or even coconut milk.
Rice pudding is usually prepared with leftover cooked white rice, but you can use any rice you like or happen to have leftover (brown or basmati, for example), with one caveat. Don't use wild rice. It just won't cook up the same way.
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- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup leftover cooked rice
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or to taste
- 1/3 cup raisins
Gather the ingredients and preheat the oven to 350 F.
In a medium saucepan, heat the milk and rice over medium-low heat, stirring together frequently so the milk doesn't burn. Bring the mixture to a slow simmer.
In a separate large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, and vanilla.
Add the egg mixture to the hot milk and rice, stirring constantly, and allow to cook for about 3 minutes or until it begins to gently boil.
Add the cinnamon and raisins, stirring just to combine.
Finally, pour the rice pudding mixture into a casserole or baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
Allow the rice pudding to cool slightly before serving.
How to Store and Reheat Rice Pudding?
- Cooked rice pudding will keep for 3 to 5 days, covered, in the fridge. To reheat, you can either microwave it or reheat it gently on the stovetop with a splash of milk, over medium-low, until heated through.
- Freeze any uneaten rice pudding by transferring to an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw the rice pudding in the fridge, and then reheat gently as described.
- Sprinkle the top with a little extra cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, cocoa powder, or pumpkin pie spice. A drizzle of honey is good, too.
- Add a bit of rose water syrup for Middle Eastern flair, some fresh cardamom pods for an Indian-style kheer, or a touch of fresh lemon zest for a Greek twist.