Recipe – Classic Rice Pudding

We love rice pudding flavored with raisins! It is deliciously creamy and easy to prepare right in your home. We believe this pudding-type desert is going to be one of your favorites once you try it out.

Here is the classic rice pudding recipe with raisins.

Basic Recipe Information

  • Approximate prep time: 10 minutes
  • Approximate cooking time: 35 minutes
  • Servings: 3 to 4 servings

Required Tools and Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Stirring spoon
  • Whisk


  • 2/3 cup of raisins or golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • 2 cups of whole or half and half milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Preparation Directions

  • Combine the cooked rice with sugar and 1 cup of milk in a saucepan. Mix the ingredients with a stirring spoon or wooden spoon.
  • Cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes. While cooking it, make sure to stir frequently until the mixture turns tender and creamy, just like yogurt.
  • Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl. Pour the remaining cup of milk into the bowl and whisk. To temper, the egg mixture, add 1 cup of hot rice mixture into the bowl while whisking thoroughly.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the pan, combining thoroughly with the remaining hot rice. Next, stir in the raisins and cinnamon.
  • Lower the heat to about 1600F and cook the mixture for approximately 10 minutes. Remove your classic rice pudding from heat and allow it to cool a little bit before serving.

How to serve and garnish

Garnish the classic rice pudding with 1 cup of sweetened whipped cream. It can be served warm, preferably at room temperature. You can also freeze your rice pudding and enjoy it cold.