Rice Pudding

Happy Father’s Day! Hopefully today you guys are spending time celebrating the men in your life.

I know what you are thinking…rice pudding? I had never heard of it until I married my husband. This rice pudding is a family recipe that has been around for years. It was a recipe from my husband’s great-grandmother who always made it for breakfast not dessert although traditionally people now eat it as dessert. It’s good cold or hot.

In fact a couple of interesting food choices surfaced when we were first married. John loves Grape Nuts with straight cream on them…something his mom grew up doing. When we didn’t have fresh cream he would put a generous shot of whipped cream out of the can on top of his cold cereal. I about gagged the first time I saw him eat chicken livers and smelly oysters. It doesn’t stop there. John’s dad enjoys peanut butter and Miracle Whip sandwiches. I love peanut butter anything but even I have my limits!

So to the fathers in my life…today enjoy a chicken liver, peanut butter Miracle whip sandwich doused in cream. You deserve it!

And although you may not appreciate this recipe…
our family does…
and today is all about families.

Rice Pudding



  • 2 cups rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Milk Mixture:

  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 (12 oz) can of evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups raisins


  1. Cook the rice first. Start boiling the water and add rice and salt. Cover with a lid and lower the heat to simmer (low) for about 15-20 minutes.
  2. For the milk mixture: In a large pan, scald the milks together. To scald milk turn heat to medium high and watch really close. As soon as the milk starts to look a little foamy like it’s getting ready to boil (don’t let it boil), it’s scalded. Be very careful not to burn it. Remove from heat to keep it from boiling.
  3. Add all of the sugar, salt, and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Blend well. Stir into the hot milk mixture, stirring constantly over medium heat until thicker and smooth.
  4. Add pre-cooked rice; reheat to a full boil. Remove from heat. Pour a little of the hot mixture (1/2 cup) into the beaten eggs while stirring rapidly. This warms the eggs ups so that when you add them to the rice mixture they don’t scramble. Return egg mixture to hot milk and rice. Stir until thickened (about a minute or two). Stir in raisins, spices, and vanilla. It will thicken the longer it sits.


Source: Sheri Denney

Speak Your Mind



  1. This is going on my list of things to make, I know I like it but have never made it myself…maybe I can add in some coconut too.

  2. Brett does the same with grape nuts, he actually likes cream on any cereal. Does john dip his bread in milk too? I love this rice pudding, brett is always asking sheri to make it when we visit, or they visit. But I also thought it was strange to eat it for breakfast. I’m glad I’ve got the recipe now!!

  3. this reminds me of my grandpa! I wish my kids would eat rice pudding because I love it!

  4. I actually love rice pudding! But peanut butter and miracle whip sandwiches…I’m not sure about that!

  5. I’m drooling! Looks really good!

  6. Rice pudding is one of my absolute favorites. I like it with cinnamon and with vanilla, with milk and with cream. For breakfast or dessert. It’s hard to screw up 🙂

  7. Will have to try this!
    My mother is from Mississippi and she would make us peanut butter, Miracle Whip, & bananna sandwiches, I think I would pass without the bananna.

  8. Hi Christy, So I can’t sleep and I’m browsing for breakfast recipes for the holidays and came across your rice pudding recipe. I was just going to tell you if you ever want to surprise John with a great treat, you can order rice pudding from the best rice pudding place in NYC, maybe you’ve heard of it/been there, but its called “Rice to Riches” there’s also a good one that you can go to if you are in NYC, its called Pig Out Rice Pudding…just a thought…