This Rice Pudding Recipe is Seriously Simple

Rice pudding
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All too often, we are put off from making our own desserts from scratch because the recipe instructions stretch for over a page, and the ingredients list requires three separate shopping trips. Every now and again, it’s wonderful to make a seriously intricate dessert, but most of the time we want simple, failsafe recipes that will turn out great every time. That’s why you need this easy baked rice pudding recipe up your sleeve—it’s a quick assembly job, and then the oven will do the rest for you!

Ingredients (to serve 6):

  • 1 3/4 cup of pudding rice
  • 1 teaspoon of good-quality vanilla paste
  • 3/4 cup of caster sugar
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of double cream
  • 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter, for greasing the oven dish


  1. Preheat the oven to 390° F.
  2. Grease a large oven dish with a capacity of 40 fluid ounces.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the rice, cream, milk, vanilla paste, and sugar. Mix until the graininess of the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Pour this mix into the oven dish, and sprinkle over the nutmeg.
  5. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes, until the rice pudding is set and the top is golden brown.