Butterscotch Rice Pudding Recipe

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Recalls Faye Hintz, field editor from Springfield, Missouri, "When we married, my husband made sure to get the recipe for this delicious, comforting pudding from his mother."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 3 cups milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 221 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large heavy saucepan, bring 2 cups milk to a gentle boil. Stir in rice and salt. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup brown sugar, butter and remaining milk until simmering. Remove from the heat. In a small bowl, beat egg yolks. Add a small amount of hot milk mixture to yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Stir into rice mixture; cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish; set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, with clean beaters, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining brown sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Spread over rice mixture, sealing edges. Bake at 300° for 20-25 minutes. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Butterscotch Rice Pudding in Taste of Home October/November 1995, p45

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lamzydivey User ID: 1567197 8015
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"how much food is in one serving?"

Mamabee62 User ID: 6810271 11535
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

"We liked this pudding - not too sweet with a lovely texture. I used light brown sugar; might dry dark brown sugar next time."

Kelly F User ID: 5835864 6311
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"YUM! I love the thickness and ease of this recipe, it's really not difficult. I've made it a couple times and will use it again."

meesee33 User ID: 3542918 16594
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2008

"I have made this one a couple of times & my grandmother has just loved it!!!! I think it takes her back to her days on the farm."

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