Family Favorite Rice Pudding Recipes

If you looked up comfort food dessert in the dictionary, rice pudding would surely be pictured. This collection of rice pudding recipes includes rice pudding that is baked, made on the stovetop, made in the slow cooker and flavored with everything from chocolate to raspberry sauce.

  • 01 of 06

    Creamy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

    Creamy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

    The Spruce

    This creamy slow cooker rice pudding recipe is simplicity defined. Just the basic ingredients—rice, milk, sugar, and butter, plus a few flavorings. Feel free to add raisins or sweetened dried cranberries to this rice pudding if you like, they can cook right along with the rice pudding (they'll soften and plump a little).

  • 02 of 06

    Stovetop Rice Pudding

    Stovetop Rice Pudding

    The Spruce / Stephanie Gallagher

    Could there be a better way to use leftover cooked rice than in this easy stovetop rice pudding recipe? It's quick, comforting and oh so tasty. For a change of pace, try using sweetened dried cranberries or cherries instead of raisins in this recipe. If you're looking for a quick fix, check out this recipe for Instant Pot rice pudding.

  • 03 of 06

    Baked Rice Pudding

    Baked Rice Pudding Recipe

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    The secret that makes this baked rice pudding recipe so silky smooth is using the right kind of rice—arborio rice, the same type of rice used in risotto—and stirring frequently. Otherwise, the pudding might develop a skin. Top this rice pudding with Demerara sugar, a larger crystal sugar that is less refined and gives a real punch of sweet flavor to every bite.

  • 04 of 06

    Instant Pot Rice Pudding

    Instant Pot rice pudding desserts.
    Diana Rattray

    Rice pudding is quick and easy when made in a pressure cooker like the Instant Pot. The creamy cinnamon and raisin dessert is ready in no time with almost no effort required. Add a splash of rum or bourbon after cooking for a boozy treat, or toss in some mini chocolate chips. It tastes great served warm or chilled.

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  • 05 of 06

    Brown Rice Pudding Recipe for the Crockpot

    Brown Rice Pudding

    The Spruce / Stephanie Gallagher

    Long-grain jasmine or basmati brown rice cooks in a bath of sweetened condensed milk and coconut milk in this easy, wholesome brown rice pudding recipe for the crockpot. Just dump the ingredients in, cover, and come back hours later to a creamy dessert the whole family will enjoy.

    Important: Do not use sweetened coconut milk for this recipe unless you like your rice pudding very sweet. Look for unsweetened coconut milk in the refrigerated section of your supermarket, near the soy milk and rice milk. Feel free to use regular milk if you can't find it.

  • 06 of 06

    Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

    Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

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    This is one of those great dump-and-stir slow cooker recipes that is almost no work at all. Just add the ingredients, turn on the slow cooker, and go. Top this slow cooker rice pudding recipe with fresh fruit and vanilla sauce.