Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    4 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques

By Shauna Sever

Published 2012

  • About

Nothing is quite as cozy and homey as a bowl of creamy vanilla pudding. Simple dishes like this are also the perfect way to showcase a flavorful, high-quality vanilla. This pudding can be served chilled or slightly warm—it will appear quite soupy at the end of cooking but will thicken considerably during its time in the fridge.


  • 6 cups whole milk
  • cup medium-grain white rice*


  • In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, combine milk, rice, sugar, vanilla caviar and pod, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring gently. Cover pot, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes. Uncover pot and continue to cook, stirring often, until rice is very tender and pudding has thickened slightly, about 15 minutes more. Remove pot from heat and let