Cranberry-Orange Rice Pudding Recipe

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Here, velvety custard and sweet-tart fruit make a delightful combination. Serve it as part of a Yuletide brunch, too.—Anne Ashdown, Salt Lake City, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2 cups 2% milk, divided
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup rice pudding with 2 tablespoons topping: 308 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine cranberries, 1/3 cup sugar, orange juice and peel. Cook over medium heat until berries pop, about 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Keep warm.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine 1-1/2 cups milk, rice and remaining sugar; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook until thick and creamy, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Whisk together eggs and remaining milk. Stir into rice mixture. Cook and stir until mixture reaches 160°, about 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in extract. Serve warm with cranberry topping. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry-Orange Rice Pudding in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2017, p99

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