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Rice Pudding – Old Fashioned Recipe

Old fashioned rice pudding with cooked egg custard.

Old Fashioned Rice Pudding – Homemade Scratch Custard

Whipped cream and egg whites make this homemade rice pudding soft and airy. Who doesn’t love clouds of sweet rice for dessert. This recipe is worth the extra effort to get the best old-fashioned rice pudding.

Homemade rice pudding with cream
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Tools Guide For Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

Cooking rice pudding is a lot easier if you have the right pot and pans to get the job done. No one should have to run around the kitchen guessing what you need to make a recipe.

Use this tool guide to help you set up quick and have fun cooking this old-fashioned rice pudding the easy way.

  • large sauce pan
  • wire whisk
  • measuring spoon & cups
  • large mixing bowl
  • medium mixing bowl
  • electric beater or stand mixer
  • rubber spatula or spoon

Ingredients List For An Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

Extra fluffy rice pudding only needs 8 simple ingredients. The reason this recipe is “old-fashioned” is because it does take a little effort to make the cooked pudding and whip egg whites for an extra fluffy old-fashioned rice pudding.

Most of the time I make this recipe with out whipping the egg whites, instead I use the whole egg in the cooked pudding. But, if you have and want that old-fashioned fluffy rice pudding… whip the egg whites with an electric mixer (trust me on this one).

  • white rice
  • milk
  • sugar
  • nutmeg
  • 4 egg
  • cornstarch
  • vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon

Rice Pudding – Extra Fluffy Old Fashioned Recipe

Recipe by Angela – blueboxrecipe.comCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium, Difficult


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Old fashioned rice pudding is extra fluffy by whipping egg whites to stiff peaks and gently folding the rice egg custard mixture into the airy egg whites.

Serve individual bowls of rice pudding with a spoon of whipped cream, and dash of cinnamon, for a creamy rice pudding everyone will love.


  • 2 cups white rice

  • 6 cups of milk

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 4 egg yolks beaten

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 4 egg whites

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla

  • 3 tablespoons of sugar

  • cinnamon

How To Cook Rice Pudding – Directions

  • Cook rice according to directions on package
  • In a large sauce pan whisk together milk, sugar, nutmeg, egg yolks and cornstarch.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, don’t stop whisking.
  • Boil mixture for 1 minute until thickened. Transfer cooked pudding to large bowl.
  • Whip egg whites with vanilla and sugar until stiff peaks are formed.
  • Mix cooked rice into warm pudding
  • Fold in half of the egg whites into the cooked rice mixture. Mix until it is almost blended. Finish folding in the other haft of the egg whites.
  • Serves 8-12


  • How to serve rice Pudding? Fill individual bowls with one serving of rice pudding, top with a dash of cinnamon.

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