Creamy Rice Pudding

  • SERVES: 6
  • PREP: 5 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 75 minutes (including cooling time)

Creamy, soft, milky, sweet... the perfect cozy dessert!

Delicious, comforting, and easy is what we all need right now, and this dessert is just that. At first glance, the thought of combining cream with rice and calling it “pudding” might deter you from trying this recipe, but pleeeeease don’t let it. This creamy, soft, milky, sweetened rice flavored with cinnamon and orange zest gives me allllll the comfort feels (and is great to eat while you lounge all day on the couch work from home). Any rice works fine, but brown rice is best pre-cooked. If you don’t have enough milk, add more cream. If you don’t have cream, use more milk (or coconut milk or almond milk or whatever milk you've got - if you like your rice pudding thicker, use whole milk!). Grate some chocolate on top or make it easy with some chocolate chips, top it off with fresh fruit, and sprinkle in some cinnamon. Let me know what you think!

  • 5 ⅓

    cups whole milk, plus more if needed

  • 1

    cup heavy cream, plus more if needed

  • cup sugar

  • cup light brown sugar

  • ½

    teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling

  • 1

    cup rice

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1

    teaspoon orange zest (if you have it), plus a little more for serving

  • Small piece of a chocolate bar (chill it for a few minutes if you can)

  • Generous pinch fine sea salt

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