Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding recipe that will bring you back to childhood memories, that is if you like rich, thick, creamy deli style rice pudding.   


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Ever since I was young, rice pudding has been a favorite of mine.

I felt like the luckiest kid on earth when I’d get home from school and there would be a huge bowl of homemade rice pudding, just waiting for me. It was all for me, right?

I ‘d ask how much am I allowed to have. I always hoped the answer was going to be, as much as you want. I would have eaten rice pudding for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

. Who and I kidding, I still would, except I’m still working off all the winter comfort foods (and baked goods from Christmas).

Since we were all gathering for a wonderful family meal with my parents yesterday. I thought it would be the perfect time to make my mom’s rice pudding. Glad to tell you it passed her with flying colors!

There was the only amount of rice pudding leftover.

Hmmm… what’s a girl to do? I took out two spoons and planned on sharing.

Only once I ate half, I couldn’t resist and had to eat the other half.

Shhh… don’t tell.

Maybe no one will notice it’s all gone.

It’s a shame really. Guess I’ll just have to go shopping buy a new pair of pants, stretchy ones and make another batch. It is that delicious!

Deli-Style-Rice-Pudding createdbydiane.com

This is my mom’s rice pudding recipe.

I think she has the most beautiful handwriting!

And this recipe for rice pudding is SO DELICIOUS!

To me, this is the epitome of comfort food!


It all starts with milk and rice and some salt, lots of stirring, but really worth it!

once the rice it tender

combine the remaining ingredients

turn the temperature to low and slowly add the egg mixture to the rice mixture while stirring.


Once it’s all combined and heated throughout, pour it into a large casserole dish and sprinkle on some nutmeg and chill the rice pudding, but certainly have a bowl or two just to make sure it’s perfect. I did!



You could chill it in individual dishes, I scooped it out and served it with jelly beans for Easter the next day. The kids love it!


top with cinnamon or nutmeg!


deli rice pudding recipe www.createdbydiane.com



Rice Pudding

Servings: 2 quarts


  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • 8 cups gallon whole milk not low fat
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs in a medium bowl
  • 2 cups evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ยฝ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • optional: 1 cup raisins If you want to add them, I do not prefer raisins but lots of people do
  • top with ground nutmeg or cinnamon


  • In a 4 quart pot combine rice, milk, and salt.
  • Cook on medium heat for approximately 30 minutes or longer until rice is tender.
  • Stir often about every 2 minutes with a wooden spoon/spatula.
  • Milk will NOT be all absorbed.
  • If desired add 1 cup raisins, cook for 5 minutes ( I do not prefer raisins but lots of people do)
  • In a large bowl add the 4 eggs, whisk them well, then add the evaporated milk, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Add the rice mixture to the egg mixture.
  • Turn heat down lower stirring constantly for 3 more minutes.
  • Pour into 2.5 quart serving dish or individual glasses and top with nutmeg.
  • I prefer rice pudding served chilled.




  1. Hard to believe, but I’m a rice pudding virgin (actually I’m a virgin on so many food levels LOL) Looks wonderful and I see the heart!

    1. Paula, you have me laughing!!! I’d try to describe this to you, but most likely make it sound funny. Tastes like custard. There is a Mexican drink called Horchata that tastes just like rice pudding ๐Ÿ™‚ see I’m really no help, I live close to Mexico, not you. It took me all morning to come up with that photo, the whole time it was missing the heart. You are so inspiring! I think I’m going to add a heart to more of my recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This is GORGEOUS! I LOVE LOVE LOVE rice pudding. heck, I love all desserts, and it shows!!! Great recipe! PS- my Nanny’s recipes are some of my most prized possesions. I LOVE seeing her writing and notes…

  3. Yum! Rice pudding is a favorite from my childhood too. We had a more impromptu recipe made with leftover rice from dinner, milk, sugar, raisins and cinnamon, to taste. This looks so good and worth the condensed milk calories! (: Also, I agree, your Mom’s handwriting is lovely.

  4. I have never liked rice pudding but, yours just looks so homey and comforting that I want to pull out a spoon and just dig in. I also just love your adorable cherry measuring cup and cute spoons. Those would make me want to get in the kitchen and play.

  5. I was just looking up rice pudding recipes. How fortunate that while checking out the attendees of Camp Blogaway I happen upon your most recent post which happens to be just what I’m craving. My computer screen must’ve been burning. Anyway, this looks delicious, and I can’t wait to try it. Also I’m looking forward to finally putting a face to a blog this weekend at Camp.

  6. Can you believe I have never had rice pudding? It sounds delicious and I have always wanted to try it. Thanks for sharing your mom’s recipe. Those tried and true recipes are the best ones:)

  7. I DO NOT like rice pudding…but you make it look and sound so YUMMY! Maybe I taste buds have changed….

    On a side note…I’m plan on taking a bunch of recipe cards just like that and make a back splash in my kitchen with them…Cool right??

  8. Hello Diane, I’m trying to catch up on some blog surfing and I came across this post and I’m staying.

    I love rice period, one of my favorite foods actually, I love alone, with cheese, in tomato soap and I adore rice pudding.

    Your mom’s handwriting is perfect, really beautiful.


    1. I am going to make it again this week. It went to fast. This time I’m not going to share it ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish my handwriting was like my moms!

    2. I love rice too.
      Basmati is one of my favorite types of rice. I think I’m going to try it in the rice pudding next.

  9. Love, love, love rice pudding! But we always made it with short-grain rice, similar to arborio in Serbia! I feel so guilty for not making it more often for my girls:(
    Woman, I admire your energy – look at all those wonderful and so different photos!

    1. I love rice and will have to try that type too. My next batch I think will be Basmati rice :O

  10. Rice pudding is comfort food for me. Reminds me of my grandmother. You made the recipe seem easy. Love the way you served it, too. And of course the heart…and your cherry cups..and, and!

    Followed you here from Tidy Mom


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