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My Grandma's Rice Pudding Recipe

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My Grandma's Rice Pudding Recipe is a vintage classic. Tender and creamy rice, plum raisins and is utterly delicious! Serves 2 to 4 in about 2 hours.
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Keyword pudding, raisins, rice, rice pudding
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 286
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons rice
  • 1 handful raisins optional
  • 1 splash pure vanilla extract
  • 2 dashes cinnamon plus more for serving


  • Preheat your oven to 350°. Pour the butter into a small baking dish (roughly 10 x 7 x 2.5 or 1-1/2 quarts), tilt the baking dish to coat the bottom and up on the sides a little.
  • In a medium bowl combine the milk and sugar and whisk to combine. Then add in the rice, raisins (if using), vanilla and cinnamon. Pour the mixture into your buttered baking dish and slide it onto the middle rack of your preheated oven and bake for 2 hours.
  • Serve as is or with a dusting of powdered sugar and more cinnamon if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 1mg