moms old fashioned rice pudding

This is one of my favorite recipes on the blog (adapted from Comfy Cuisine).  I have so many fond memories of eating rice pudding as a child.  We didn’t go out to eat much as a family but when we did we’d often go to Maria’s, a local Italian restaurant in Baltimore.  Aside from featuring amazing Italian dishes, I was always ordered their homemade rice pudding for dessert.  It was the best treat, boasting a perfect creamy rice blend, served warm with a generous sprinkling of cinnamon on top.I loved it.

For something that tastes so decadent and creamy, it’s hard for me to believe how easy Rice Pudding is to make.

Using staple ingredients that can be found in any stocked pantry and refrigerator, you don’t need any culinary skills to whip up the best batch of pudding.

Mom’s Old Fashioned Rice Pudding


  • 2/3cups Minute rice
  • 2 3/4cups milk
  • 1/3cups sugar
  • 1tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2cup raisins
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/2teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine Minute Rice, milk, raisins, sugar, butter, salt, vanilla and nutmeg in a buttered 1 quart baking dish. Bake for 1 hour, stirring after 15 minutes and again when pudding is done. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve warm or chilled. Pudding thickens as it stands.

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