Creamy Homemade Rice Pudding. Rich and Creamy Rice Pudding with Creme Anglaise and Fresh Whipped Cream. #ricepudding #ricepuddingrecipe #christmasrecipes #christmasrecipes

Homemade Rice Pudding

Creamy Homemade Rice Pudding. Rich and Creamy Rice Pudding with Creme Anglaise and Fresh Whipped Cream. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword rice pudding
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6


Creme Anglaise Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 large Egg Yolks
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla or 1 Vanilla Bean (scraped)

Rice Pudding:

  • 4 1/2 cups Whole Milk
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Arborio Rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Whipped Cream:

  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon


To make Creme Anglaise Sauce:

  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine cream, milk, and sugar over medium-high heat. Heat until the sugar is completely dissolved and bubbles begin to form along the sides of the pot. Remove from heat before it comes to a boil. 

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolks. Add a small amount of hot cream mixture, one teaspoon at a time to egg mixture, whisking after each addition. This helps bring it to temperature without scrambling the eggs. Once 1/4 cup of the hot cream has been added to the yolks, pour the entire mixture into the pot and return to medium heat. Keep stirring until it thickens, about 3-4 minutes.  Stir in vanilla. Pour the creme anglaise through a strainer and refrigerate until chilled. 

To make Rice Pudding:

  1. Combine the milk, sugar, rice, and salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat.  Bring to a boil. Once it boils, reduce heat to low and let it gently simmer for 35-40 minutes, or until the rice is soft and the mixture is thick.  As it begins to thicken, stir often to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.  Transfer to a bowl and let cool and set up in the refrigerator.  

To make Whipped Cream:

  1. In a bowl, whip heavy cream and vanilla until soft peaks form.  

To assemble Rice Pudding:

  1. Fold chilled creme anglaise into the rice pudding.  Fold 1/2 of the whipped cream into the rice pudding, reserving some for garnish.  Sprinkle with cinnamon. 

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