Cherried Rice Pudding

Indulge in a delicious twist on classic rice pudding with our mouthwatering Cherried Rice Pudding recipe. It’s creamy, rich and delicious.

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Cherried Rice Pudding

Cooking time
PREP TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 25 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 45 min (+2 hrs cooling time)


  • 1 bag Success® White Rice
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 can (14 1/2 oz.) evaporated partly skimmed 2% milk, divided
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh cherries, small diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Taste how sweet cherries transform this beloved dessert recipe. It’s rice pudding as you’ve never tasted it before!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.  

    Step 2

  • Combine rice, butter, 1 cup evaporated milk, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan. Cook, stirring often, over medium heat for 20 minutes or until thick and creamy. 

    Step 3

  • Whisk egg and remaining evaporated milk together until blended. Gradually pour into hot rice mixture, stirring constantly. Cook for 5 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Remove saucepan from heat; stir in cherries and vanilla. Sprinkle evenly with cinnamon. Serve warm or cover and chill at least 2 hours. Garnish with cinnamon before serving.

    Recipe Tip

    Fresh cherries can be substituted for 1 1/2 cups dried cherries. 

Cherries on Top

If you’re a fan of baking and love the sweet and tart flavor of cherries, then you’re in for a treat! Baking with cherries opens up a whole world of delicious possibilities. From classic cherry cheesecakes to yummy salads there’s no shortage of mouthwatering recipes to try. Baking with cherries is sure to satisfy your cravings. Give it a try and let the fruity flavors take center stage in your next baking adventure! Success® Rice offers you several options to enjoy. Try our Cherry Rice Cheesecake for a fruity take on a classic dessert. Alternatively, adding cherries to a savory salad recipe like this Cherry, Walnut, and Quinoa Chicken is a great way to raise the flavor profile of your meal.

Tips on Making Rice Pudding

Alright, let’s talk about making rice pudding! If you’re a fan of this creamy and comforting dessert, you’ve come to the right place. Making rice pudding is a delightful way to satisfy your sweet tooth and indulge in a classic treat.

To start off, you’ll need some key ingredients like rice (obviously!), milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. You can also add in some cinnamon or nutmeg for that extra flavor kick. The process itself is fairly simple – just cook the rice in milk until it becomes soft and creamy. Don’t forget to stir occasionally to prevent sticking!

Once your rice is cooked to perfection, it’s time to sweeten things up with sugar and add a dash of vanilla extract for that aromatic touch. Feel free to adjust the sweetness according to your taste preferences. Let everything simmer together for a few more minutes until the flavors meld beautifully.

Now comes the best part – serving your homemade rice pudding! You can enjoy it warm or chilled, depending on your preference. Some people like to top it off with a sprinkle of cinnamon or even some fresh fruit for an extra burst of freshness.

Making rice pudding at home allows you to customize it just the way you like it. Whether you want it creamier or sweeter, this versatile dessert can be tailored to suit your cravings perfectly.

So why not give it a try? Whip up a batch of delicious rice pudding and treat yourself (and maybe even share with others if you’re feeling generous). It’s an easy and satisfying dessert that will surely bring smiles all around! Check out our Rice Pudding Guide for several yummy options.