Delicious Creamed Rice

Creamed rice is one of my favourite winter desserts, but really we love it so much we cook it all year round.

Homemade creamed rice is one of my favorite winter desserts, but really we love it so much we cook it all year round.


Creamed Rice

  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Yield: 5


  • 1L full cream milk
  • 2/3 cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 cup arborio rice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Bring milk and sugar to boil, stirring gently
  2. Add rice, stir
  3. Reduce heat to very low, put lid on saucepan
  4. Simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours
  5. Do not stir for the first 30 min
  6. From 30 minutes stir regularly to avoid clumping
  7. When milk is absorbed remove from heat, add vanilla
  8. Serve


I used Vanilla Paste to give it a rich vanilla flavour.

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Of our course, I also had to convert this to a thermomix recipe, as it’s so much easier to cook in the thermomix


Thermomix Creamed Rice

  • Author: Katrina Springer


  • 1L full cream milk
  • 2/3 cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 cup arborio rice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Place all ingredients into a thermomix bowl, place on the lid and MC.
  2. Cook for 50min / 90C / reverse / speed 1.
  3. Allow to sit for 10 minutes to thicken.
  4. Serve warm or cold.

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Readers’ Creamed Rice Tips

  • 300Mls milk, 300 mls coconut milk 1/3 cup of arborio rice, sugar and vanilla to taste. Pop it all in a sauce pan and cook stirring occasionally.
  • 1/3 rice 1/3 milk 1/3 sugar in a slow Cooker for 4 hours =yum!
  •  I don’t use a recipe, but I always add a can or 2 of Coconut Milk – it adds a subtle coconut flavour.
  • Steam or cook rice. Mix condensed milk through to taste. Serve with ice cream and tinned fruit. Very rich and very nice!!!
  • 1cup of rice to 4 cups of milk. Bring to boil and let simmer until rice is soft. Add sugar cinnamon and a teaspoon of butter to taste! Yum!!!
  • 1/2 cups short grain rice, 21/2 cups milk, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 teaspoons butter. Combine all but butter in a greased shallow dish, dot with the butter and bake in a slow over for about 2 hrs till milk is absorbed and rice is soft. My 4 LOVE it! I always double the mix.
  • Sweet cous cous tastes almost the same and is so much quicker! 1 tablespoon couscous, 1cup of milk , 1 tspn sugar and a pinch of cinnamon. Takes about 10 mins on the stove top. C/o Women’s Weekly.
  • SLOW COOKER CREAMED RICE: 1 litre of milk to 1/2 of ARBORIO RICE. Vanilla ess, to taste, cook till rice is soft, thicken with cornflour or custard powder, add sugar to taste. Make sure you use the right type of Rice.
  • When you use thd UHT milk, it gives you that rich creamy flavour like it’s been made with condensed milk! My family love it, I make 2 litres every couple days here at the moment!
  • 1/2 cup medium calrose rice, 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla and 1200 ml milk in casserole dish. Sprinkle with nutmeg and cook in the oven for 2 hrs on 150.
  • Creamed Rice
    3/4 cup Arborio Rice
    1-1 1/2 cups milk powder
    1 litre water
    1/2 – 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    2-4 tablespoons sugar to tastePut all in pan and bring to boil.
    Stir thoroughly put the lid on and turn off the element. Leave on hotplate covered and no peeking for 30 mins.
    Check that grains are soft and plump. If not then reheat to boiling stir replace lid and leave for another 30 mins.
    I use a electric cooktop so the heat remains in the element but on a gas cooktop you may have to repeat the process.The trick is NOT to lift the lid til the 30 mins is up.Leave with lid on to cool for approx 1.5 hours ( the longer you leave undisturbed the better it is. Store in fridge once cooled and heat to enjoy.
  • I use a modified version of the masterchef recipe. 1 cup arborio rice, 3 cups milk, vanilla to taste. Cook until the milk is absorbed and the rice is cooked. Add 1/2 tbspn caster sugar right at the end – otherwise the rice won’t cook properly (a masterchef tip). I serve it with naturally sweetened (no added sugar) raspberry jam stirred in. Yumm and pretty good for diabetics too 😉 My husband is diabetic and he always wears diabetic socks for men and this raspberry jam with no added sugar should make him real happy.
  • I use to have this one when I was a little girl and now I make this one my girls : boil rice drain water add a full tin of condensed milk and a few drops of vanilla essence (or to taste) stir till all mix (on the stove) and to temperature you like ( I love warm to hot)
  • CHEAT: Cook rice in a rice cooker and add condensed milk. Sprinkle with Cinnamon. EASY EASY EASY… YUM.

 Do you have a favourite Creamed Rice recipe you would like to share?  Please add it to the comments

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jess July 12, 2012 - 8:35 AM

This sounds great Katrina, my youngest has only two teeth so far so looks perfect for her!

Ruth Drew July 12, 2012 - 12:26 PM

My daughter loves creamed rice!  I am going to make this for dessert tonight!  Thank you!

Katrina July 12, 2012 - 8:21 PM

I hope you all enjoyed it

Daneyl July 12, 2012 - 7:35 PM

Just a Tip: put the rice in at the start before bringing it to boil because if you put the rice into the boiling milk it can retard the rice and stop it from becoming soft and creamy. This is my all time favourite recipe – but only if my dad makes it!!

Janelle Nellie Grimshaw July 17, 2012 - 8:56 PM

This is my mum’s creamed rice recipe in the pressure cooker.  It is simple and FAB!  I want to try yours but try this one.  It is amazing!

I haven’t done any conversions but I am sure you will be able to work it out …….?

1 pint milk  (600mls)

2 oz sugar

1 1/2 oz rice

vanilla and dob of butter

Put milk, butter and vanilla in cooker and bring to the boil.

Add sugar and stir well and then add rice

Pressure for approx. 15 mins.

It does thicken when cooled.

Just watch it as sometimes the milk can boil over

Katrina July 17, 2012 - 9:44 PM

Ooh wow, I’ll definatley give it a go thankyou for sharing J

Brenda September 28, 2012 - 3:45 AM

We always had creamed rice hot like a veggie in school. Now my son loves it as they had it in school too (thanks Mrs Obama for deleting this from their meals). But I am having a hard time making it so I hope these will work for me.

Sharon Young February 19, 2014 - 5:14 PM

I use the Thermomix rice pudding recipe from the Everyday Cookbook. I thought it tasted a bit too eggy so now I make it without eggs. It still sets and my son often asks for it for dinner…sometimes I let him.

Angelina Riegner February 19, 2014 - 11:11 PM

Kat, you must try the Maple creamed rice recipie from ThermOMG, a thermo website. Yummo!!!! and easy peasy too x

David February 20, 2014 - 5:39 AM

would these recipes work in a rice cooker?

Raelee March 17, 2014 - 11:06 AM

… in a saucepan put left over “cooked” rice (approx. 1C); add an egg to every Cup of milk (less if large eggs); drizzle of vanilla; beat and add 1Tblsn corn flour as it warms up; stir regularly with whisk until thickened; remove from heat; stir in large Tblsn honey (sweeten to taste).

Jennifer Pickard April 9, 2015 - 9:44 AM

How is any of Mrs Obama’s business what your kids eat at school. Or is it like the UK where school dinners are provided?

I have made creamy rice for years and years. It always took soooo long to cook.
It was only after watching Masterchef that I found out that sugar retards the cooking of the rice. Sugar needs to be added right at the end of the cooking unless you really want it to cook for over an hour. This recipe really cooks in 35 mins. Oh and I cant afford the vanilla bean – real vanilla essence works a treat.

Master chef’s rice pudding
700 ml milk
135 g Arborio rice – rinsed and drained
1 vanilla bean – split, seeds scraped

Add the milk, rice, vanilla bean and seeds to a non-stick saucepan.
Bring to the boil and simmer uncovered for 30–35 mins, or until creamy and the rice is tender, stirring regularly.
Add 40 g caster sugar and stir for about 2 mins until dissolved.
***On no account add the sugar earlier because sugar retards the cooking of the rice***

chanral horan August 30, 2015 - 5:33 PM

I make mine in my rice cooker. Instead of water use milk and add a splash of vanilla.
When it is cooked (about 20minutes) stir through a couple of scoops of ice cream.
Too easy and done in under half an hour.

Kate - Kat's Assistant August 31, 2015 - 11:45 AM

Ooh this sounds so good! I love the sound of adding ice cream to it.:)

Emma March 4, 2022 - 5:23 PM

I’ve tried this recipe in thermomix several time and it’s so runny after the rest time and the grains aren’t fully cooked, is there an adjustment that should be made to the recipe?


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