Old-Fashioned Baked Rice Pudding

Let the oven do the work for you in this baked version of your favorite old-fashioned rice pudding made with creamy milk, vanilla, white rice and sugar.

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Old-Fashioned Baked Rice Pudding

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 60 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 1 hr 10 mins


  • 2 bags Success® White Rice
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Cooking Method

When it comes to rice pudding, the baking method is a whole lot simpler than the stove-top method. So, if this is your first time trying your hand at this creamy dessert, you’re in luck! Simply combine your ingredients and let the oven do the rest of the work. We suggest using leftover rice or letting the rice cool a bit before adding it in with the other ingredients.  

If you’re thinking about skipping the water bath because it sounds complicated, don’t! It’s actually a lot simpler than it sounds. Just place your oven-safe baking dish inside of a larger pan that contains water. The water from the outside pan helps the rice pudding cook evenly and maintain its creamy texture. If you don’t have two pans, feel free to use a large, cheap aluminum foil cooking pan from the local grocery store.

Serve this dish hot or cold and top it with homemade whipped cream. While you wait for your rice pudding to finish cooking, simply whip together heavy cream, sugar and vanilla. In minutes, you’ll have a delicious, homemade topping for your dessert!

If you want to add whole grains to this dessert, simply use Success® Brown Rice instead of white rice. Or, try your hand at this simple Creamy Brown Rice Pudding with maple syrup and butter.

If you are looking for a seafood option for dinner try our shrimp and fried rice. 

  • Who doesn’t love the classic, old-fashioned taste of warm and fluffy rice pudding made with vanilla, sugar, milk and Success® White Rice? Easy to make, creamy and deliciously comforting, we know you’ll love this classic recipe.

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

    Step 2

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 3

  • Combine rice, eggs, milk, sugar, lemon peel, vanilla and salt in a 2-quart baking dish. Set dish in a larger pan. Fill larger pan with hot water, half-way up side of baking dish. Bake pudding for 1 hour, until a knife inserted near the center of the pudding comes out clean.

    Step 4

  • Serve pudding hot or cold.

    Recipe Tip

    Feel free to add cinnamon and raisins to the pudding before baking, if desired.