Cinnamon Rice Pudding

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Cinnamon Rice Pudding Recipe

Rice is an ingredient that we use very often in our savoury main meals. But we sometimes forget that it can be made into a super sweet dessert.

baked rice pudding recipe
Cinnamon Rice Pudding

This post will show you how to make a delicious cinnamon rice pudding dessert from some very simple ingredients.

rice pudding made with sweetened condensed milk


Rice Pudding with Condensed Milk

Many rice pudding recipes use milk and sugar to sweeten the recipe. But my rice pudding recipe comes from Brazil.

baked rice pudding


This recipe has been borrowed from my Brazilian mother-in-law who is a fantastic cook, having fed a large family for many years.

cinnamon pudding


The important ingredient is condensed milk, which provides sweetness to the dish.

This is of course then yet another recipe that has us fighting over the remains in the bottom of the condensed milk can! (Just like my fudge or chewy macaroon recipes!)

rice pudding pots


But there is also a secret ingredient addition of coconut, which is a gamechanger and if you did not like rice pudding before, you will now!

If you wish to experiment you can also add raisins, which provide a bit of fruit and variety to the recipe as an option, a bit like in my scones and cream recipe.

I think rice pudding with raisins is great, but not everyone likes raisins in our house.


raisin pudding


This creamed rice recipe is really very easy to make and can be made upfront and refrigerated until you want to eat it.

Rice Pudding at School

When I was a kid we often used to get served up old fashioned rice pudding at school. I am assuming now that it used to come out of a can in those days (although I may be wrong).

cinnamon rice


It must be said I was not a really big fan back then, but perhaps this was down to the quality of the product. I am not sure.

creamy cinnamon rice pudding


However, times have definitely changed as I think this recipe is a great one for making a sweet and creamy rice pudding.

rice pudding


It is good as a dessert or even as a snack, and is quite filling so it can stretch a long way. Also, I think the kids will love it. 

How to make rice pudding with sweetened condensed milk

Cinnamon Rice Pudding

cinnamon rice pudding

This delicious creamy cinnamon rice pudding recipe is quick and easy to make with simple ingredients. A great sweet dessert to finish off your meal.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 x 400g can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 250g rice (I have used Basmati rice, but you could use long grain or brown rice)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1-2 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 20g desiccated coconut


  • Raisins


  1. Add the rice to a saucepan of boiling water, bring to a simmer and cover the pan.
  2. Boil the rice until cooked (see pack instructions). I use 3 cups of water per cup of rice.
  3. When the rice has absorbed most of the water, but is still a bit wet, with the consistency of a thick soup, it is time to add the condensed milk and coconut.
  4. Keep stirring to mix everything together over medium heat for about a minute. (If you wish to add raisins, this would be the time to do it).
  5. Then remove from the heat and place into serving bowls, adding the cinnamon in an appropriate manner (either on top or in between layers - see the pictures for ideas).


Serve up in individual bowls, or in one large one that you can serve from.

You can serve up with syrup or honey to add extra sweetness if you wish, but it is not really necessary.

Some other rice recipes:

Or some ideas for alternative desserts:

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