Traditional Rice Pudding
Traditional Rice Pudding

Traditional Rice Pudding

Time
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 2.5 hours
Difficulty
Super Easy
serves
Serves: 8

If you want your pudding quicker try our condensed milk rice pudding - see the links at the bottom of this page!

Try our heritage rice pudding recipe from our archive, a deliciously creamy taste of your childhood using our Carnation Evaporated Milk! We've kept the imperial measurements in honour of all the great cooks who've loved this recipe over the last 120 years!

Traditional Rice Pudding
Amazing - loved it. I love rice pudding but adding [evaporated] milk just made it so much better and with a toffee like tone to...
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Pudding rice

5½oz (150g)

Sugar

2oz (50g)

Whole milk

1½ pints (900ml)

Vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste

1tsp

¼ fresh nutmeg, grated or pinch of ground nutmeg

Butter

1oz (25g)

You will also need:

2pt (1.4Ltr) ovenproof dish, greased

Step 1 of 3

Preheat the oven to 150°C, (130°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 2.

Step 2 of 3

Sit the dish on a baking tray.  Place the rice and sugar into the dish and pour over the milks and vanilla, stir together and then top with the grated nutmeg.  

Step 3 of 3

Finally top with small blobs of butter and carefully transfer to the oven on the middle shelf for 2 ¼ hours.  Stir the pudding after about 45 minutes.  

We love the skin on the top but if you prefer you can cover with foil to prevent this.  Did you know you can also put your rice pudding in a slow cooker – cook on HIGH for 3 ½ hours.

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Traditional Rice Pudding is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 21.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great recipe I use this recipe every time I make rice pudding. I cook it in the slow cooker for about 3 hours while I'm doing chores and other things then I transfer the slow cooker pot into the oven to thicken up and finish off whilst I cook tea. I have no issues with it being too runny. Everyone who tries it,loves it.
Date published: 2021-11-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not happy with the slow cooker advice! I was going to make a rice pudding but it says you can use a slow cooker, i had never used one before, it was terrible! Way too much liquid, and it stuck to the pot, and took 7 hours! Even then it wasn't really edible! If you add an option for the slow cooker at least explain how to do it! Apparently you are supposed to grease the pot and a few other steps! Im gutted! Been waiting all day for it and it's still not ready!
Date published: 2021-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Pud Agree that a little less milk works but lovely pudding. We just made it in Sunny St. Lucia and it was just as popular with our Lucian fiends as it was with my kids!! We sliced some mango into ours after cooking. Delicious tropical twist!
Date published: 2021-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best recipe ever! I made this today, the first time in many years. I agree with what Michelle did say a year a go, to much liquid for me also. Next time I will put less milk & maybe a little more rice.It will go down a treat tonight after our main meal.
Date published: 2021-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just like nan used to make! I made this rice pudding last week. It tastes just like the one my nan used to make! Delicious! Fighting over the skin just like when I was a small child!
Date published: 2021-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Old Fashioned Rice Pudding I have lived overseas for the last ten years and I really miss this old favourite. Well, today I decided to make it after seeing Carnation Evaporated Milk on the supermarket shelf. I followed the recipe and it was like stepping back in time to my childhood with that all too familiar taste. Thank you for the fond memories.
Date published: 2021-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so easy and delicious I love rice pudding but this must be the nicest and easiest recipe I have used, have even converted the kids to it
Date published: 2021-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rice Pudding for One. Being the only member of the family who loves rice pudding so I will be enjoying every single mouthful and savouring it.
Date published: 2021-05-30
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