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Cinnamon Rice Pudding

Cinnamon Rice Pudding

Cinnamon Rice Pudding Recipe

This post shows you how to make a delicious cinnamon rice pudding dessert using some very simple ingredients.

baked rice pudding recipe
Cinnamon Rice Pudding

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

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 this 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 in the addition of coconut, which is a game-changer. If you did not like rice pudding before, you will now!

If you wish to experiment you can also add some raisins, which provide a bit of fruit and variety to the recipe. A bit like my scones and cream recipe which I think is better with some fruit added.

I think rice pudding with raisins is great, but not everyone likes raisins in our house so you will not see them in these photos.

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 assume now that it used to come out of a big catering can in those days.

cinnamon rice

It must be said I was not a really big fan of rice pudding back then. But probably 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

This recipe is good as a dessert or even as a snack, and is quite filling so it can stretch a long way. Also, your kids will love it!

If you do make it, please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!

How to make rice pudding with sweetened condensed milk

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cinnamon rice pudding

Cinnamon Rice Pudding

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

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.


  • 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.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 1gSugar: 42gProtein: 7g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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Some other rice recipes:
Chinese Fried Rice Recipe
Indian Pilau Rice - cooked in less than 10 minutes in your microwave oven
Coconut Rice Recipe - Rice Cooker
Piri Piri Rice Recipe - with marinated spicy chicken and vegetables

Or some ideas for alternative desserts:

French Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Eton Mess
Apple and Blackberry Crumble
Apple and Cherry Crisp
Apple and Cherry Pie
Mini Apple Strudels

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