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Baked Rice Pudding

 Published 2007-May-12   Updated 2022-May-11

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Rice Pudding)

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Rice Pudding is a great dessert that can be made with leftover rice. There are so many variety rice dishes made with leftover rice in India. In western countries, rice pudding is one tasty dish made with leftover rice. 

Rce Pudding is made mainly in 2 ways. In one method cooked rice is simmered with milk, sugar and other flavouring ingredients. It is quite similar to our Indian Kheer. The second one is the Baked Rice Pudding, where cooked rice is mixed in a custard prepared with eggs, milk and baked until set. I have shared this variation below. Cooked Rice Pudding tastes good either warm or cold. I personally prefer to serve it warm. Do give it a try.

Recipe for Rice Pudding

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Serves: 6-8


  • Cooked rice - 1.5 cup
  • Eggs - 3 (beaten)
  • Milk - 2 1/2 cups (or use coconut milk)
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup 
  • Salt - a pinch (optional)
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Lemon Zest - 1 tsp (optional)
  • Raisins & Cashews - 1/2 cup 
  • Nutmeg powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp 


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Pour into a buttered baking dish. I have used a 7" round cake pan.
  3. Place the baking dish in a big baking pan filled with water.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes in the oven preheated to 350 degrees.
  5. Check if the pudding is set by inserting a clean knife in the center. The pudding is done if the knife comes out clean with nothing sticking to it. If not, keep it in the oven for another 5 - 10 minutes and check.
  6. Serve warm or cold. Some whipped cream added on top while serving will be good.


  • The same recipe can be done in a pressure cooker too. Pour water in the cooker. Take the mixed ingredients in a bowl and cover with aluminium foil. Do not put the whistle. Steam for about 45 minutes till the pudding is set.
  • To give a south indian touch, add coconut milk instead of milk.

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Comments (11)

Person   ()
i think this recipe works with bread better than rice, i tried it with rice but the rice stayed at the bottom of the mixture while the liquids (eggs and milk) stayed on top, i think it's because unlike bread, rice can't absorb the liquids
Person   ()
Hi Ana, It usually comes out perfectly... Not sure why the rice went to the bottom for you. Better luck next time..
Person   ()
can i make it without eggs .i am not a egg eater so how can i replace eggs ?
Person   ()
I am so sorry, i haven't tried without eggs. You should google for some eggless pudding recipes.

My guess is that even if you skip the eggs, it would taste good... It will be like a thick kheer...
Person   ()
You can use idli stand (if you dont ming the idli shape) or dhokla stand.
Person   ()
yes you can... dhokla stand will work perfectly...
Person   ()
Hi !
this recipe really taste good .
I like this recipe very much...
Thank you....
Person   ()
u r welcome!
Person   ()
If using pressure cooker , what is the cooking time? high flame or low flame without whistle on?
Person   ()
I personally haven't tried in the pressure cooker.. but my friend has... she puts a little water in the bottom, put the bowl with the pudding mixture on top and cooks it on medium low flame for 45 minutes with no whistle.. You can put them in small individual containers instead of one big... The time may increase depending on the size of your cooker, size of the vessel used etc. basically you want it be set like a pudding and not runny...
Person   ()
good recipe of lelt over rice

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Old Comments

Comment by carol Jones
Can this recipe be doubled? If so, does it change the about of time needed in the oven?
thank you

Reply :-
Hi Carol, Yes you can double the recipe. The time in the oven will increase. I am not able to tell you the exact time as I haven't tried it. I guess it must take about an hour  or so. Just cook it until the pudding sets and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

Comment by Fahmida Rawoof
It sounds yummy and simple too.... Never thought of a recipie like this one:)

Reply :-
Try it and let me know how you like it.

Comment by padmini ravichandran
super but it takes time

Reply :-
It takes time but hardly any effort is needed.

Comment by Sonali Bej
hi Dahlia,
the recepie looks very tempting. but i m a vegetarian. can i make this recepie without egg?

Reply :-
Hi Sonali, I've never made without eggs. So i'm not able to help you. But i'll surely try to find some alternative.

Comment by arshiya tasneem
hi can u pls tel me what type of dish(metal) should v use in a presure cooker

Reply :-
Stainless steel or aluminium vessels can be used in the pressure cooker.

Comment by Interested Reader
can we do this in the oven?

Reply :-
Yes ofcourse!!!!

Comment by Aparna Ranish on 03 March 2010 11:27AM
Hi Dahlia
recipee sounds interesting and looks tasty long should u keep in the pressure cooker?

Reply :-
45 minutes - 1 hour.

Comment by Lydia Loxton on 28 October 2008 16:17PM          
How many people will does this recipe serve?
Thanks, Lydia x
Reply :-
Hi Lydia, It should serve 10-12 people,

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