Grandma's Rice Pudding Recipe
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Grandma's Rice Pudding Recipe

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My sisters and I always loved the rice pudding recipe our grandma made. After Grandma passed away, I took it upon myself to try and find the secret to her rice pudding. It took quite a bit of experimentation, but I finally got it right! And I'm glad to share it here. —Margaret DeChant, Newberry, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Additional milk, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 197 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Place rice and raisins in a greased 1-qt. casserole. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar and nutmeg; pour over rice.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool. Pour milk over each serving if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Grandma's Rice Pudding in Reminisce Extra April 1993, p49

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Jean User ID: 353042 265160
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2017

"i haven't tried this yet. It sure sound like the rice pudding my Mother made. She would serve it with Hershey Choc Syrup, letting us drizzle a little on our individual serving. oh, was it good, especially while still warm. After reading through the reviews, it appears that all the low ratings were looking for the rice pudding that appears to be popular these days - creamy. most of the creamy pudding are prepared on the stove-top, not the oven."

Joanne User ID: 9145677 264793
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2017

"Just made it today, too much nutmeg for me and found the pudding on the dry side."

Karin User ID: 9133819 264452
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2017

"This was very, very good. My personal preference would be to have less sugar and a tad less nutmeg. This is a true custard-like rice pudding. If you're looking for a creamy style pudding like you buy from the supermarket ...this is not the recipe for you. I will make it again with a reduction in the ingredients mentioned and will update my review. Final word...good!"

Linda User ID: 9084105 261487
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2017

"So excited to have this recipe. I wanted a 'Grandma's recipe' and so glad for this one. My family is originally from Newberry so this is a for sure keeper. Thank you for sharing."

Msstrick40 User ID: 8901096 251866
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

"So happy I found this recipe. Just like my grandma use to make. I found a recipe some time ago but it turned out too runny--not the firm consistency hers use to be. Thx!!"

Zora2682 User ID: 8882865 249716
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2016

"Delicious and very easy, just what I was looking for!"

c00ked User ID: 8845262 247515
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2016

"Just like my Grandmas Old fashioned my family loves it. I have cooked it quite a few times my sister keeps asking for it. I'm baking it now, for those complaining its not creamy the name does not suggest its creamy rather then rank it low why not look for creamy rice pudding? if that's what you are looking for smh"

Naniof6 User ID: 8840864 247334
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2016

"IN the oven right now. Used two cups rice & two cups milk & 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Will let you know how it turns out. ??"

MY REVIEW User ID: 8803350 245362
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2016

"Not good. The consistency was terrible. If I try again, I would double the custard portion."

Gisele3032 User ID: 3160721 245151
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2016

"easy to make and very good"

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