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Swedish Christmas Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is an old-fashioned dessert that is comforting and delicious. The creamy treat has a mild vanilla flavor.—Karla Larson, East Moline, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 50 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • Dash salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a heavy saucepan, combine the water, rice and salt; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Add milk and 1/3 cup sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Whisk together the eggs and remaining sugar. Gradually stir 2 cups hot rice mixture into the egg mixture; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir over low heat for 3-5 minutes until mixture reaches 160°. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into a serving bowl.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled. Just before serving, sprinkle with cinnamon.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 199 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Kathleen
    Dec 20, 2019

    I've never made rice pudding from scratch. This recipe is wonderful and delivered all the creamy deliciousness I remember from my childhood. I'm in LOVE! Thank you!

  • lake7093
    Aug 5, 2019

    Fantastic recipe. DBL the recipe with whole milk and added raisins. Love that it uses eggs, so much more creamy!!

  • Dave_A
    Mar 22, 2018

    Rice did not set up. Was soupy . Flavor was great, and would have given five stars. Added 1/2 cup of golden raisins, other then that, followed to a tee! Will try 1/2 the milk. Also will do whole milk instead of 2%

  • Davina
    Mar 9, 2018