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Baked Rice Pudding with Condensed Milk

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Baked rice pudding with condensed milk is such a easy and comforting dessert. Take leftover cooked rice and a can of condensed milk and turn it into something classic and delicious.

Bite of baked rice pudding with raisins on fork ready to eat.

Creamy custard, rice, cinnamon, and raisins come together to make this classic treat. You will find adding condensed milk adds that rich note that makes it extra good with fewer ingredients.

There is something about a dish of rice pudding that makes you feel like you are in grandma’s kitchen. I don’t remember either of my grandmas ever making it for me, but it still has that nostalgic feel nonetheless.

Making Baked Rice Pudding With Cooked Rice

While you can make baked rice pudding with raw rice, it takes a really long time for it to cook. So it is easiest to start with leftover or already cooked rice.

You just mix together some milk, eggs and sweetened condensed milk to make the custard. Because the condensed milk already has sugar and vanilla in it, you don’t have to add either.

rice pudding ingredients including eggs, rice, sweetened condensed milk, milk and cinnamon ready to be made into rice pudding.

A little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg add those traditional flavors to the mix. Then come some raisins, but they are completely optional.

If you want to add something, but don’t like raisins, you can add other dried fruit. Craisins, dried cherries or chopped dates would be great alternatives.

Once you stir in the rice, it is ready to go in a greased pan and into the oven. It is done when the edges are golden and the center is mostly set. A little jiggle in the middle is OK.

I think rice pudding is at its best when warm. So it can be served relatively quickly after it is done cooking.

However, if you like chilled rice pudding just let it cool to room temperature and then put it in the refrigerator for an hour or two. Either way it tastes great.

Pan of freshly baked rice pudding with layer of cinnamon on top.

Leftovers are great straight out of the fridge. It is also wonderful warmed up with a little extra milk poured over the top. Mmmm!

What is the Difference Between Baked Rice Pudding and Stovetop?

While the two versions of rice pudding are made with similar ingredients and usually feature the same flavors, they are a little bit different. There is a texture difference between the two much like macaroni and cheese.

Stovetop rice pudding is creamy and scoopable similar to stovetop macaroni and cheese. Much like a baked macaroni and cheese, baked rice pudding is stiffer and can almost be cut and served as a piece.

Served piece of baked rice pudding in front of pan of remaining rice pudding.

Stovetop rice pudding is homogeneous kind of like tapioca pudding. Baked rice pudding usually has a little extra layer of custard on top when it is finished.

Both are ultimately delicious, so it depends on your mood and your own texture preferences. You can’t go wrong with either.

What is the best rice for rice pudding?

I usually use long grain white rice for rice pudding. However, any plain cooked rice will do. Jasmine and basmati rice are great options as well.

What if I don’t like raisins in rice pudding?

You can leave the raisins out if you don’t like them. Or add another dried fruit, like cranberries or dried cherries. You could even try using chocolate chips instead if you want.

More Great Rice Pudding Recipes

Make creamy rice pudding in the instant pot for a comforting sweet treat. The updated twist on the classic rice pudding is quick and easy to make but still has that old timey delicious dessert flavor.

You can make a naturally sweetened stovetop banana rice pudding. It has honey, bananas and cinnamon for a fun twist on the original.

If you don’t have a can of sweetened condensed milk, you can make a classic baked rice pudding. It is very similar, but requires sugar and vanilla.

Or try making bread pudding with maple sauce for another comforting old fashioned dessert.

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Yield: 9 Servings

Baked Rice Pudding with Sweetened Condensed Milk

Bite of baked rice pudding with raisins on fork ready to eat.

Baked rice pudding with sweetened condensed milk is such a easy and comforting dessert. Take leftover rice and a can of condensed milk and turn it into something classic and soothing.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup raisins, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a 8 inch square baking dish.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, milk and condensed milk.
  3. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg, rice and raisins. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden and the center is mostly set, a little wobble is ok.
  5. Cool a bit and serve warm or chill and serve cold.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 0gSugar: 36gProtein: 8g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Baked rice pudding with sweetened condensed milk is such a easy and comforting dessert. Take leftover rice and a can of condensed milk and turn it into something classic and soothing.

Thanks for sharing!

Lee Anne Whitman

Thursday 29th of December 2022

I have been craving rice pudding and pumpkin pudding so decided to combine the two using your recipe as a starting place. I omitted the raisins and added one additional egg, one 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree and 1 tsp of vanilla. Instead of the cinnamon and nutmeg I substituted 1/2 tsp. of a pumpkin pie spice. Turned out so delicious!


Thursday 29th of December 2022

That sounds amazing. I am going to have to give your recipe a try!

Sabrina Moncado

Thursday 22nd of December 2022

Baked this in Ninja Foodi air fryer at 375 for 20 minutes, then covered with foil another 5. Came out great!


Thursday 22nd of December 2022

That's good to know, thanks for sharing!


Wednesday 26th of October 2022

Wow… Made this tonight for my mom & I & it turned out absolutely delicious!! Such an easy recipe to follow too! Only took about 10 minutes in total to throw together, taste much better better than any rice pudding you can buy in stores. I made mine w sweetened condensed oat milk & a few oz of coconut cream since the oat milk only holds 11 oz. The hint of coconut milk was a delicious addition. Thank you for sharing this recipe, you can be sure I’ll be making this again. A new staple! 11 stars from me my, friend.


Wednesday 26th of October 2022

Yay! I am so glad you liked it. Coconut milk is a perfect addition. I'll have to try that sometime!


Saturday 16th of July 2022

Quick, easy, delicious. I added a smidge more vanilla to the recipe. Great way to breathe new life into leftover rice!


Saturday 16th of July 2022

Yay! I am so glad you liked it!

Andrea Nine

Monday 25th of October 2021

Oh my friend, you have once again worked your magic with sweetened condensed milk! This looks amazing


Monday 25th of October 2021

Thank you 😊

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