Basic Rice Pudding Recipe
Rice pudding is one of the simplest, most satisfying desserts you can make. And you can do it in under half an hour. Plus, it’s a blank slate upon which you can impose your kitchen creativity. Add a few nuts here, a dash of cinnamon there; make it your own.
To see this recipe with illustrated steps, check out The Basics: How to Make Rice Pudding.
- 1 quart whole milk
- 1 cup short-grain or long-grain white rice
- 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Pinch salt
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
- Toppings such as chopped nuts, dried or fresh fruit, cinnamon, or nutmeg (optional)
Place milk, rice, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until sugar has dissolved. Lower heat to a bare simmer and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender and mixture thickens, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla or almond extract. Taste, adding additional sugar or toppings as desired.
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