Brown Sugar Rice Pudding Recipe

Revive leftover rice by turning it into dessert.

Dec 27 2018, 1:15pm

Photo by Heami Lee

Servings: 4
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 25 minutes


2 1/2 cups whole milk
2 cups cooked rice (any kind)
Kosher salt, to taste
4 ounces prunes, halved
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 plums, pitted and diced into 1/2 inch pieces


In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups milk with the cooked rice. Add a large pinch of salt and cook over medium heat, stirring now and then, until quite creamy, about 15 minutes. Add the remaining 1/2 cup milk, the brown sugar, the dried fruit, and the egg. Stir vigorously to incorporate everything. Turn off the heat and add the butter and vanilla and stir again quite vigorously. Serve warm, or cover with plastic wrap (press it directly on the surface to prevent a skin from forming) and let cool to room temperature. Then refrigerate until ice-cold and serve cold. Either way, top with the fresh plums to serve.