If you love homemade 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 homemade 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!
Easy Rice Pudding
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! If you need a quick and easy rice pudding recipe, look no further, I guarantee you can’t beat this one!
Rice Pudding Recipe
To tell you the truth, I like this recipe way better than store bought or restaurant varieties! Let’s jump right in by answering some of your most frequently asked questions!
How to Make Rice Pudding
Making rice pudding from home is so easy! All you need is fifteen minutes and a few ingredients! Oh, and did I mention only one pan?!
Top Left – If you aren’t using leftover rice, cook your rice and add it to a medium sized pot.
Top Right – Add in your milk, sugar, butter, vanilla and cinnamon and stir to combine.
Bottom Left – Bring to a soft boil and stir constantly (to prevent burning). Cook for fifteen to twenty minutes, or until mixture is thickened.
Bottom Right – Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. Sprinkle with more cinnamon, if desired.
It’s that easy!
Can you make this recipe 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!
Which kind of rice is best?
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 prefer for this recipe is brown rice or wild rice.
Do you eat rice pudding warm or cold?
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!
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Easy Rice Pudding With Cooked Rice
- 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.