Homemade Rice Pudding For One

This wonderful homemade rice pudding is so easy to make! Combine cooked rice with a few pantry staples to make this delightful pudding. It’s a wonderful, rich and creamy, single serving dessert.

Easy Rice Pudding Recipe For One - cooked rice along with a few pantry staples resulting in a wonderful, rich and creamy dessert for one! | One Dish Kitchen

There’s something purely comforting about rice pudding. My mother made it often when I was a kid. She used to tell me that it was a wonderful way to use up leftover rice.

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Rice Pudding

The basic ingredients in this rice pudding recipe are…

  • rice
  • milk
  • spices
  • vanilla
  • sugar
  • egg

This rice pudding is more of a custard. In order to achieve a custard like texture, use a water bath.

Pro Tip: You can make a water bath by placing the baking dish that you are using for the rice pudding in a larger pan with hot water surrounding it.

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Homemade Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is pure comfort food. It’s sweet and creamy and absolutely delicious.

I love adding raisins to my rice pudding and I don’t soak them ahead of time. Since the rice pudding takes almost an hour to bake and there’s plenty of liquid, the raisins soften perfectly.

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As for the type of rice to use, use what you have. I mostly use basmati rice in my other recipes so that is the kind of rice that I usually use for rice pudding. This long grain rice will deliver a delicate texture and fragrance. Shorter grain rice, such as Arborio will give you a thicker pudding consistency.

For this rice pudding recipe for one, I use a 5-inch Le Creuset Baking Dish. You could also use a ramekin of a similar size.

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Recipe: Rice Pudding For One

Sweet and satisfying, this Rice Pudding For One is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods! This easy recipe combines cooked rice along with a few pantry staples and results in a wonderful single serving dessert. | One Dish Kitchen

Rice Pudding For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: rice
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 485kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • whipped cream (optional)
  • 1/4 tablespoon butter , for greasing baking dish


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F ( 165 degrees C). Lightly butter a 5-inch baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Stir in the rice.
  • Spoon into a lightly buttered 5-inch baking dish. Place baking dish in a medium-sized pan. Pour water into the pan to a depth of 1-inch. Bake for 55 minutes or until lightly browned and set.
  • Cool slightly and top with whipped cream, if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 731mg | Potassium: 410mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Calcium: 280mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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25 thoughts on “Homemade Rice Pudding For One”

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made this about 3 times now – works perfectly….I use full fat coconut milk and add raisins as well….very very tasty!!

    1. Nancy,

      I’m so happy you enjoy the recipe and it’s great to know that full fat coconut milk works well too. Thank you for letting me know! Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Looking good. I too have been on a quest for custard or rice pudding recipes from my childhood. I’ve yet to find one.

    I will give this one a try. Just reading the post made my mouth water. I like that your recipes are tiny single serve so less waste if a disaster in the kitchen happens. ^_^

  3. I’m so excited about this recipe! I love rice pudding, and this recipe is so wonderfully simple – I can whip it up any old time! Definitely pinning, because I’m dying to try this! And oh my goodness – that darling little baking dish – too perfect!! 😀

  4. Maybe it wasn’t great because she didn’t measure it. 😉 Haha. I can not stand baking with people who don’t measure properly! Like measuring a teaspoon of yeast with a spoon spoon rather than a measuring spoon. Aaaah. I’m getting jittery just think about it. 😉

    Your new and improved recipe looks delicious! I’ve never had rice pudding but this makes me want to try.

    1. I love Indian rice pudding too, Ashley. The cardamom is a wonderful addition. Although I haven’t tried it, I would bet replacing the nutmeg with the cardamom would work well, especially with chopped pistachios.

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