• 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 4 cups whole milk (or what you have on hand)
  • 3/4 stick butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar


You will need a double boiler – I have one from Pampered Chef. But, if you don’t have one, use two pans that fit inside each other. I did that for years until I got a real double boiler.

Combine rice and milk cook on medium to high heat. Stir every couple minutes or so until it thickens.  Add butter egg and sugar. Stir. Continue to cook until you achieve the thickness you enjoy (this part could take 45 minutes – but it’s worth it!).  You can top it with raisins and/or cinnamon if you want.  Store left overs (if you have any) in the fridge and have it for a midnight snack or breakfast the next day.

Why I like this classic

When a blizzard hit Northern Iowa, I wanted something warm and delicious – you know, while we were hunkered down watching a Die Hard trilogy. My mom used to make this rice pudding recipe and of course, I didn’t write it down. But, where there’s a will, there’s a way!

I figured it out and am happy to share it with you. It’s easy, you probably have this stuff on hand and it’s a great recipe when you’re looking for something sweet, homemade and a little different.

And remember, write stuff down!

Simple ingredients! This homemade, warm and delicious classic is perfect for a Winter blizzard!

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