If you love Rice Pudding then you’ll love this easy stovetop rice pudding recipe – it’s a great way to use up leftover cooked rice!
Okay ladies (and gents, too) today I am sharing with you the most frugal dessert recipe you will ever find. This rice pudding is as easy as it is delicious. We do our budget monthly, and it seems like almost every month by the last week I am completely out of money and we are eating out of the pantry. When this happens, sometimes on the weekend or date night or whatever, I will try to make a treat to liven up the party!
I love this recipe because I can almost guarantee that I will always have everything I need on hand, and the whole family loves it – even our pickiest kids!
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Can you make rice pudding with cooked rice?
I have been shocked how many people have asked me if you can make rice pudding with cooked rice, and the answer is an absolute YES! Using cooked rice eliminates waste by utilizing leftovers and eliminates valuable time you would spend slaving over a hot stove!
Not only that, but it tastes AMAZING. Honestly, I like the taste of using cooked rice better, if I notice a difference at all!
Which kind of rice is best for rice pudding?
Another frequently asked question I get is which kind of rice is the best to use to make this easy rice pudding! I typically use regular long grain white rice because that is what I usually have on hand. That being said I have also used basmati, jasmine, arborio, and sushi rice and they all work super well! The only kind I use that I don’t super prefer for this recipe is brown rice or wild rice.
EASY HOMEMADE RICE PUDDING:
Easy Rice Pudding
- 2 cups cooked white rice
- 2 cups milk
- 3 TBS butter
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Dump all of your ingredients into a sauce pan and mix together over medium low heat.
- Bring to a soft boil and stir constantly (to prevent burning). Cook for fifteen to twenty minutes, or until mixture is thickened. Let rice pudding cool a bit before serving.
It is honestly delicious served warm or cold! Right after we make it, we eat some warm. Then, the next day, we eat the leftovers straight from the fridge!