A nice rice pudding

A nice rice pudding

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(51 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 2 hrs


Serves 4
Try this recipe for a low-fat rice pudding, which doesn't skimp on creaminess

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (using semi-skimmed milk)

  • kcal214
  • fat3g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre0g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.19g
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  • 100g pudding rice



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  • 50g sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 700ml semi-skimmed milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • pinch grated nutmeg



    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

  • 1 bay leaf, or strip lemon zest


  1. Heat oven to 150C/fan 130C/gas 2. Wash the rice and drain well. Butter an 850ml heatproof baking dish, then tip in the rice and sugar and stir through the milk. Sprinkle the nutmeg over and top with the bay leaf or lemon zest. Cook for 2 hrs or until the pudding wobbles ever so slightly when shaken.

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Frantic Flapjack
11th Oct, 2016
A great rice pudding recipe. It's simple and it works. Can't ask for better than that!
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16th Jun, 2016
Yummy!!! First attempt at this rice pudding recipe and wasn't disappointed. Super easy to follow and end result was scrummy so much so that myself and hubby scoffed the lot in one go! This will be my go to comfort pud recipe. Thanks bbcgoodfood
30th Mar, 2016
I'm confused, 150 degrees fan oven, 130 convention oven. Isn't a fan oven usually set to the cooler temperature.
Poggs Mummy
18th May, 2016
If you look at the text it says 'heat the oven to 150C / 130 fan / gas 2. The slash marks separate the oven options, i.e. Standard oven is 150C, fan oven is 130c or gas mark 2.
20th Mar, 2015
Simply delicious! Agree with the earlier comment about not needing a full 2 hours to cook - I pulled this after about an hour and a half, added a generous pour of cream and was gobbled up by everyone! A winner.
13th Jul, 2014
Really creamy, although I used full fat milk and stirred through a little cream at the end.
28th Jun, 2014
This is a great easy recipe. I used risotto rice and it worked just as well.
20th Apr, 2014
Lovely, simple recipe. Works every time. Remember to butter the dish first & turn the dish half way through for a lovely top.
23rd Mar, 2014
Just made this and its lovely... The Bay leaf gives it a lovely home cooked taste. Mine didnt need the two hours in the oven and i probably should of taken it out just over the hour but ovens are different. I can see this being a comfort pud staple in our house from now on. So much better than the tinned stuff but sooooo easy to do.
28th Jan, 2014
This recipe is so good! I made this to the recipe and then half quantities again as a quick fix dessert. Only one problem, I couldn't stop eating it!


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31st Aug, 2013
Have made this several times over the years as it's not too naughty, but often found it was too wet even after 2hrs. So I reduced the milk by 50ml and it's perfect every time now!
9th Aug, 2013
Recipe works equally as well on stove top and takes less time. It will just need a little more minding.