Old-Fashioned Baked Rice Pudding

This is one of my favourites – actually, to be honest, I try not to make it very often because I love eating it too much!

Try it and let me know if you could stay away from it – especially when it is still warm!


Old-fashioned Baked Rice Pudding:


  • 1/2 cup of long grain rice
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/3 cup of raisins


  1. Stir all ingredients (except raisins) together in a buttered 1-1/2 quart casserole.
  2. Bake in a slow oven (300F) for 1 hour without disturbing the rice.
  3. Reduce temperature to 250F and continue baking for 1-1/2 hours more.
  4. Add raisins 1/2 hour before removing from the oven. You can also sprinkle either cinnamon or more nutmeg over the top just before the pudding finishes baking.

Hope you enjoy this great old fashioned dessert (or a snack for any time) – please send in your comments, suggestions and experiences, your input is very welcomed and much appreciated

If you enjoy rice pudding as much as I do, I have also compiled a list of recipes with different variations.  Enjoy!

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Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

Darlene - July 16, 2014

I just made homemade rice pudding . it was just great i have been looking for a good old fashioned recipe for a long time. thank you my mom use to make this and she baked it in another pan of water a water bath ,we just loved when she would make this , and i have been trying to make it like hers for the past 65 years lol , and this is just as good as mom’s thank you again look forward to hearing from you Hanna will check out your site more often