Rice Pudding Recipe

Here’s a recipe the kids & I like for breakfast:

Milchreis is a German rice pudding made by cooking short grain rice on the stovetop in milk with sugar and vanilla. German Milchreis is usually served as a sweet main dish with fruit or compote, or simply with sugar and cinnamon on top.

Serves 4 for main dish.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 c. short grain white rice (brown rice won’t get creamy)
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 4 c. milk (or 3 c. milk plus 1 c. cream)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 inch piece of vanilla bean, split open (or 1 tsp. vanilla extract)


Mix the rice, sugar and salt in a large saucepan, stir in the milk and add the whole piece of vanilla bean. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat and simmer the rice for 30 minutes, or until soft and milk becomes thick. Stir often. Scratch out vanilla seeds and stir into pudding. Discard bean.

Serve warm with cinnamon and sugar or fruit


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