Brown Sugar Rice Pudding with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

I’ve had a thing for rice pudding lately. It just snuck up out of nowhere. Up until recently, I never cared to try it. As a matter of fact, I refused to try it! But once I did, I found myself saying… Say! I like rice pudding. I do! I like it. Sam-I-Am!  I really, really do! ;)

With all that said, it should come to no surprise that I’ve never made rice pudding before, and now with my new found love, it’s about time I do! I did, and thought why not share it with you too!

Brown Sugar Rice Pudding with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

The recipe is adapted from a recipe I found on, but I tweaked it a bit to my liking. The only thing I would have loved to add was some chopped dates, which I thought I had on hand… but nope I didn’t. Sigh. I guess I’ll just have to make it again… oh darn. ;) And next time I will be adding those dates!

Feel free to go with the original, with mine, or tweak away! If you never made rice pudding before, it’s super easy to make, but I have a couple of tips for ya: 1. Make sure your rice is thoroughly cooked before adding the sugar, and 2. To avoid scrambled eggs in your pudding, don’t add the egg directly to the rice (see step 3 ). Most importantly, ENJOY!

Brown Sugar Rice Pudding with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

(makes 4 servings)


1 1/2 cups Cooked Rice (medium grain)

2 cups Milk

1 tablespoon Butter

1/3 cup Brown Sugar, packed

1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1 Egg, beaten

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract (I used flavoring)

Whipped Cream:

1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

2 tablespoon Sugar

1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

Optional (but I love it!):

Toasted Coconut


Rice Pudding:

1. Combine cooked rice with 1 1/2 cups milk, butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Cook over medium heat until thick and creamy. About 15 -20 minutes. If using less fat milk, you will need more time.

2. In a bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of milk, beaten egg, and vanilla.

3. Slowly add a few tablespoons (one at a time) of the rice mixture to the milk and egg mixture and stir. This will help raise the temperature of the mixture to avoid curdled eggs in your pudding. Then slowly add the mixture to the rice and stir at the same time. Continue to stir after completely combining for a couple of minutes.

Divide into bowls. Serve cold or at room temperature. (I prefer cold ;))

Cinnamon Whipped Cream:

1. On high speed, whisk together heavy whipping cream, sugar, and cinnamon until stiff peaks form.

Brown Sugar Rice Pudding & Cinnamon Whipped Cream Recipe

Dollop some of the whipped cream onto each bowl of rice pudding. Garnish with toasted coconut and sprinkle some more cinnamon if you would like! Mm mm yum!


  1. October 27, 2014  2:58 am by ColleenB. Reply

    Hello Stranger.
    Hubby absolutely Loves Rice Pudding. Me, I like mine with raisins and hubby without raisins added. After I cook my rice first on the stove it is then added to the rest of my ingredients and is cooked in my crockpot. I just don't have the whipping crème on top mine but going to give it a shot.
    Thanks 4 sharing your recipe. Will be making it for sure.

    • October 27, 2014  10:14 am by Maysem Reply

      Hey there Colleen! I know I've been mia ;) I like eating raisins as is but never like them in anything... I know that's odd. Dates on the other hand I could do! :P Yup you must give whipped cream a shot... I feel like it completes it! As always Colleen thanks for stopping by!!!

  2. October 27, 2014  9:48 am by Karen @ Folk Haven Reply

    Can't wait to try this... It's been a long time since I made rice pudding so I'm definitely overdue. It is one of my favorite comfort foods. That and homemade custard, warm right-out-of -the-oven. Mmmmm...

    • October 27, 2014  10:21 am by Maysem Reply

      It certainly has become one of my fave comfort foods too! Still not there with the custard... but after trying rice pudding I think I will definitely give custard a try now. :D Growing up, my mom always made both of these things and everyone in the family always loved them.. but the picky eater I was as a kid I refused to try them. Now I find myself enjoying all the things I didn't as a child. :)

  3. October 27, 2014  12:44 pm by Esra Reply

    I'm so happy to see you in my inbox!!! Me and some girls were mentioning how we miss ur posts!!!! This looks delightful;)

    • October 27, 2014  2:02 pm by Maysem Reply

      Thanks Esra! Happy to hear that I've been missed!! :D

  4. October 28, 2014  5:02 pm by Rana Reply

    This looks good. I think I will have to try it.

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