Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tropical Rice Pudding

My hubby is a big fan of Rice Pudding. It's growing on me. I never had it growing up, so it's something new. I really only make it now when I have extra rice. And, boy, did I have extra rice!

The other night I made Thai Fried Rice and forgot that 1 cup of Jasmine rice = 3 cups of cooked rice! I looked at my recipe, saw it needed 2 1/2 cups of I cooked 3 cups of DRY rice! I had sooo much rice left over... I knew that Rice Pudding was on the menu!

Tropical Rice Pudding

You can really use any type of rice with this dish. From regular to minute rice. If you use regular rice, cook it first, before starting the rice pudding. You can also use any leftovers! If you are using minute rice, you do not need to cook it first!

3 cups milk
1 cup Minute white rice, uncooked (see above!)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup dried pineapple
1 cup coconut flakes
1/4 teas. salt
2 eggs
1 teas vanilla
1 teas cinnamon

If you use more than 1 cup of rice, then add more milk and sugar accordingly!

Combine milk, rice, sugar, pineapple, coconut, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Beat eggs and vanilla lightly in a small bowl. Stir small amount of hot rice mixture into eggs. Then, stirring constantly, slowly pour egg mixture back into the hot rice mixture. Mix in cinnamon.

Stirring constantly, cook on low heat 1 minute until thickened. Do not boil.

Remove from heat. Let stand 30 minutes.

Serve warm or cold! Store any remaining pudding in refrigerator.

Tips: You can vary the flavor of this rice pudding by trying different types of dried fruits, such as raisins, dried cherries, chopped dried apricots, or dried sweetened cranberries!


  1. I've never tried rice pudding. This one sounds very good, though. May have to give it a try.

  2. I love rice pudding, and so does my oldest son. I will have to make this version soon!

  3. never had rice pudding???
    that would be unheard of here -- its a great nursery food / comfort food stand-by.

    Over here we have special pudding rice -- a short-grained variety -- do you not have it in the USA?

  4. Marm- I'm not sure if we have that kind of rice or not. Is it called "Pudding rice?"

  5. Yes -- it is sold as "Pudding Rice". I have had a look at my packet, but it doesn't give a variety name.
    It is a much smaller grain -- about half the size of the "long-grain" rices we use for savoury dishes.
    I'm not sure if it has more starches or if its a result of the smaller grain-size but it cooks down into a much nicer pudding than using long-grain rice.

  6. Marmalady, I'd have to look! I doubt we do though, since even this professional site uses regular rice: