• Butter 2 tbsp • 717 kcal
  • Arborio rice 3/4 cup
  • white granulated sugar 1/3 cup
  • Cinnamon 1/4 tsp
  • Whole Milk 3 ½ cups
Calories refers to 100 gr of product

Rich, creamy, and incredibly easy to make, baked rice pudding is an ultra-comforting dessert that's perfect for winter. It's cozy and comforting, with lightly sweetened creamy rice and thick custard. Made with rice, milk, sugar, and butter and lightly seasoned with a dash of cinnamon, baked rice pudding is a wonderful, soothing dessert that will help keep cold nights at bay. It is even easier to make than regular rice pudding recipe.

How to Make Baked Rice Pudding

Old-fashioned rice pudding is easy to make. Simply melt the butter in your pie dish, then add in the rice, sugar, and cinnamon. Stir in the milk, then pop the pie dish into your oven. As far as cook time goes, the rice pudding will need to bake for a little over an hour in the oven. It may take a little longer or a little shorter depending on your oven. Be sure to check on it periodically, not only to stir but to make sure you don't over or undercook the rice.

Tips for Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding

Arborio rice works best for rice puddings, but other medium-grain rice will do in a pinch.

– You can experiment with different flavorings. Try adding chocolate, orange zest, vanilla, or almond essence to your baked rice pudding.

– If you prefer a creamier rice pudding, substitute the whole milk for heavy cream.

– You can also add dried fruit or nuts to your rice pudding, or other spices. Nutmeg, cardamom, and cloves are all lovely additions.

– If it doesn't seem like your rice pudding is thickening, keep stirring it. It should thicken up. Otherwise, you can add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon of water, and stir that into the pudding.

– To make a vegan version, use your preferred non-dairy milk instead of cow's milk.

How to Store Baked Rice Pudding

Old-fashioned rice pudding will last for 3 days in the fridge. To reheat it, add a little milk, then bake it for 10 to 15 minutes at 350F.

How to Make Baked Rice Pudding

Preheat your oven to 350F.

Melt the butter then pour it into a pie dish, making sure to brush the sides of the dish.

Pour rice, sugar, and cinnamon into the pie dish. Stir.

Stir in the milk.

Put the pie dish on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Stir it halfway through.

To check if the rice pudding is done, taste it. It should be tender but not soggy.


Serve your rice pudding immediately. If there's extra liquid on the top, skim it off.