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Rice Pudding

rice pudding

Hello all!

How’s the week treating everyone so far?

It suddenly strikes me that I haven’t had a good ol’ cat story on here for a while.  So let me tell you what they’ve been up to.

Gus, the little orange guy with the crooked tale, has been in a little bit of a mood lately.  He’s become very picky about the way I play with him.  Throwing toys just won’t do anymore.  And catnip?  That’s only interesting for a few minutes.

I think it started with my sore knee.  It’s not as easy to play with a cat while you’re on crutches, you know?  So now that I’m more mobile again he’s reminding me that I OWE HIM.

And what kind of attention does he want?  Well, naughty attention, of course.  Lately he’s been toying with the idea of biting the cord on my computer.  So of course I scold him.  But when he does it he stops for a second to see if I’m looking.  He wants me to know what he’s doing.  And no surface is apparently off limits to jump onto.  My silly little boy has turned into the orange terror!  🙂

rice pudding

So when the cat is bouncing off the walls there’s nothing like a little comfort food.  And what’s more comforting than creamy rice pudding?

Do you all love rice pudding as much as me?  When I was a kid we didn’t have rice pudding all that much.  We had what I guess you’d call a cheater’s version instead, where you make the Minute Rice, but just add some cinnamon and sugar to it…and then devour it faster than your little five year old self possibly can.

But then I discovered how creamy true rice pudding is, and I became a convert.  And plus, this doesn’t take too long to make anyway.  And at the end it bares a striking resemblance in flavor to vanilla ice cream.  And that definitely means I’m on board!

rice pudding

(From a rice pudding recipe on Sprinkle Some Sugar)

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Rice Pudding
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup Minute Rice
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  1. Bring the water to a boil over and cook the rice according to package instructions.
  2. When the rice is tender, add in the half and half plus ½ cup of the milk.
  3. Simmer for 20 minutes over low heat until thickened, stirring occasionally and watching to make sure it doesn't boil over.
  4. Once thick, add in brown sugar. Remove from heat momentarily.
  5. Whisk egg yolks in a small bowl. Add a few dollops of the rice mixture, stirring the eggs quickly to temper them and prevent the eggs from curdling.
  6. Once the eggs are warm and safe from curdling, add the egg mixture back into the rice.
  7. Add the remaining half cup of milk and return to heat for 3-5 minutes, or until thick.
  8. Remove from heat and add butter, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  9. Serve hot or cold


{ 26 comments… add one }
  • Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry September 13, 2016, 9:04 am

    My boyfriend keeps nagging me to make him rice pudding and this recipe gave me the kick in the pants I needed.

    • Amanda September 14, 2016, 7:31 pm

      Haha! The things we do for love. 😉 Thanks, Nicole!

  • Mary @ LOVE the secret ingredient September 13, 2016, 10:58 am

    Rice pudding is such a nice warm dessert! Simple, creamy and delectable. Yum!!

    • Amanda September 14, 2016, 7:31 pm

      Thank you so much, Mary!

  • Karen @ The September 13, 2016, 12:37 pm

    It’s funny that your post is about your pet, because every time I think of Rice Pudding I think of The Poky Little Puppy (do you know that children’s book??) This looks amazing! Wish I had a bowl in front of me!

    • Amanda September 14, 2016, 7:32 pm

      Oh my gosh I hadn’t even thought of that! Haha. Thanks, Karen!

  • Lauren Gaskill September 13, 2016, 1:13 pm

    There was a while where the only grain I could eat was white rice and I would make myself rice pudding with coconut milk every night for a snack. This looks great, too!

    • Amanda September 14, 2016, 7:33 pm

      Oh having it with coconut milk sounds good too! I have to try that now. Thanks so much, Lauren!

  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary September 14, 2016, 12:00 pm

    Ha! Love that the cat acts like you owe it for being on crutches, that’s too funny. And totally typical of cats. 😉 Anyways, whenever I see rice pudding I always think of my dad, because he LOVED the stuff! I’m sure he would have went crazy for this, girlfriend! Looks delish! Cheers!

    • Amanda September 14, 2016, 7:34 pm

      Thanks so much for the sweet words, Cheyanne!

  • Eva @ Eva Bakes September 14, 2016, 12:18 pm

    This looks so creamy and amazing, Amanda!

    • Amanda September 14, 2016, 7:35 pm

      Thanks, Eva!

  • Megan - The Emotional Baker September 14, 2016, 12:23 pm

    Oh, cats! I have a couple that like to mess with cords, too 😉 This rice pudding would definitely calm me down after constantly getting after them to stop! What a great recipe, Amanda 🙂

    • Amanda September 14, 2016, 7:35 pm

      Thanks so much, Megan!

  • Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop September 14, 2016, 7:43 pm

    My mom used to make rice pudding when I was a kid. I always love it….and I really loved that not everyone in my family was a fan! More for me 🙂

    • Amanda September 19, 2016, 9:22 am

      Isn’t that always the best? I’m never offended by that. It just means more for me! That’s how it is when I make Thai pizza. 😉

  • annie@ciaochowbambina September 14, 2016, 9:06 pm

    I love rice pudding! Yours looks perfectly creamy and delicious!! Love the touch of cinnamon!

    • Amanda September 19, 2016, 9:22 am

      Thanks so much, Annie. I think if I went a day without cinnamon my body would probably go into shock. 😄

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice September 15, 2016, 5:31 am

    Sounds like your cat is making you work for being on those crutches! Hopefully he settles down soon. This rice pudding looks delicious, Amanda! I’ve never made my own before, so I’m loving how easy this is!

    • Amanda September 19, 2016, 9:23 am

      Life with cats is always interesting! 😀 Thanks, Gayle!

  • Summer September 15, 2016, 6:29 am

    So easy and delightful ♥


    • Amanda September 19, 2016, 9:24 am

      Thanks, Summer!

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl September 15, 2016, 6:10 pm

    I love how quick and easy you made this pudding seem! I need to try this recipe asap! Thanks in advance!

    • Amanda September 19, 2016, 9:24 am

      Hope you like it! Thanks, Pamela!

  • Manali@CookWithManali September 16, 2016, 7:22 pm

    we make rice pudding all the time in India 🙂 love this!

    • Amanda September 19, 2016, 9:26 am

      There’s an Indian restaurant that I love to go to that has the best rice pudding in the world. I could eat it all day long! Thanks, Manali!

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