Baked Minute Rice Pudding

Sunday, October 4, 2020
This baked rice pudding using fast-cooking rice is so easy, comes out so creamy in half the time as the old fashioned style rice pudding.

These instructions are step by step and foolproof with just a few ingredients you will have a delicious spoon licking good dessert on your table.

I love using quick-cooking rice and all the ingredients in the recipe are pretty much the same is Old Fashioned Rice Pudding, the flavor is the same.

I would say just the consistency of the pudding is a little bit different but spot-on in flavor.

Baking this rice pudding eliminates standing at the stove and stirring for an hour, it only takes around 10 minutes to soften the rice then bake it.

If you love rice pudding it sure takes them less time to make and just check out the photos to see are perfect the results are.

If you love making the old-fashioned version here is Grandma's Rice Pudding on the stovetop, Old Fashioned Chocolate Pudding, and Old Fashioned Banana Pudding.

Scroll down to the bottom of the post for this easy recipe but do check out the photos, it surely will help get you started on this decadently delicious pudding.

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Baked versus Stovetop

Making this rice pudding from scratch always brings me back to my childhood, grandma would stir that pudding for over an hour on the stovetop.

I love rice pudding and in a pinch, this came out great like baked custard with creamy soft rice.

Cooking this in a baking pan with an inch of water in it did make this have that old fashioned flavor and perfect custard base for the rice.

There are 10 minutes of cooking this on the stovetop to soften the rice, then the whole pudding takes around 25 minutes for baking and so much easier.

I love mine warm sprinkled with cinnamon or nutmeg, you can leave the raisins out if you're not a fan or add them after it's cooked with fruits.

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Serving Suggestions:

  • raisins or craisins can be added
  • after baking freshly diced apples
  • after baking chopped cherries
  • after baking diced fresh peaches
  • whipped cream
  • sprinkle the top with nutmeg, cinnamon, or cinnamon sugar
  • red raspberries or blackberries

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Tools You Will Need:

  1. deep casserole 2 or 3-quart size
  2. larger baking pan for water bath
  3. wooden spoon for stirring
  4. measuring cups
  5. measuring spoons
  6. bowl
  7. whisk or fork for beating eggs
  8. saucepan

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  • spray your casserole dish with cooking spray
  • for best results and creamy custard use, part evaporated milk or heavy cream
  • cool the milk mixture to lukewarm before adding eggs
  • when done baking cover the top with wax paper until cooled
  • slowing pour the beaten eggs into the rice mixture
  • always use the water bath method when baking see photos
  • use white or brown quick-cooking rice like Minute Rice
  • Always preheat the oven first
  • Bake on the middle rack
  • serve warm or cold store leftovers in the refrigerator covered

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I love how easy this baked rice pudding is and using quick-cooking rice is the key.

Of course, if you're not pressed for time do try Grandma's Old Fashioned Stovetop Rice Pudding, made with arborio rice, it's delicious too.

I would love to hear how you like the recipe, so leave me a comment below.

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Yield: 8
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Baked Minute Rice Pudding

Baked Minute Rice Pudding

Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 35 Min
This delicious Baked Rice Pudding is a time-saving recipe for a classic favorite using quick-cooking rice. Easy to make and totally will be impressive to anyone who loves a custard rice pudding dessert.


  • 2 cups whole milk  
  • Note: ( you can use all 3 cups of whole milk, however, I find evaporated milk makes this creamier by adding 1 cup of evaporated milk or heavy cream instead of all whole milk)
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2/3 cup fast cooking rice like minute rice or another brand
  • 1/3 cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Optional:
  • 1/3 cup raisins or craisins
  • after baking freshly diced apples
  • after baking chopped cherries
  • after baking diced fresh peaches
  • topped with whipped cream when served
  • sprinkle the top with nutmeg, cinnamon, or cinnamon sugar
  • red raspberries or blackberries after baking
  • Tip: for leftovers, warm this up in the microwave with a little heavy cream if it gets too thick for around 12 seconds in a small dessert dish


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Oli spray a 2 or 3-quart casserole deep dish.
  3. Lightly whisk the eggs add the vanilla to your casserole bowl and set aside.
  4. In a medium-sized saucepan add the rice, milk, cinnamon, sugar, salt, butter, (raisins if using).
  5. Place the heat a medium heat and reduce to a low simmer when it started to boil.
  6. Set the timer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  7. Note: Watch carefully this mixture tends to boil over if the heat is too high.
  8. Cool to lukewarm.
  9. Slowly stir the warm mixture into the egg mixture.
  10. Get the water bath ready for this casserole.
  11. Pour hot water into a deep baking pan around 1 inch of water and set this rice pudding casserole dish into the water bath. 
  12. Bake for 25 minutes at 375 degrees hot oven until browned on top and edges.
  13. Serve with the suggestions above.
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  1. Have never used fast-cooking rice...the pudding looks so tasty and easy to make. Now tell me how did you keep your oven so CLEAN!!!!

    1. this stove and oven is only two weeks old (Laughing right now)! Give me another couple of weeks and it will need to be cleaned for sure. I have to say however I cover everything so nothing will splatter I hate cleaning stoves!

  2. Looks good and easy to make also. Perfect rice pudding. Had to laugh at Angie's comment and your answer! Funny!

  3. I had never heard of baked rice pudding and now this is the second recipe today. Does the outside edge or top of the pudding develop a crunchy crust?

    1. no the top is that custard layer like regular pudding would be Karen, it creamy underneath, next time I will cover it with wax paper so it doesn't develop the skin on it like pudding does thanks!


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