Almond Rice Pudding

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I’ve never had rice pudding in my life. Korea is one of those rice countries, but they do not have rice pudding. They have rice porridge, but that’s completely different. Since I have no idea where there’s a place I can get rice pudding in Seoul, I decided to try making my own. I ended up modifying this recipe a bit.

Almond Rice Pudding
2 1/2 cups (600 ml) of whole milk
1/3 cup (66 grams) of uncooked calrose rice
Pinch of salt
1 egg
1/4 cup (50 grams) dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon of almond extract
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/3 cup (40 grams) sliced almonds

1. Boil the uncooked rice for about 7 minutes. Drain the rice of excess water.
2. In the saucepan, bring the milk, rice, and salt to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the rice is tender, about 20-25 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together egg and brown sugar until well mixed. Add a half cup of the hot rice mixture to the egg mixture, a tablespoon at a time, vigorously whisking to incorporate.
4. Add egg mixture back into the saucepan of rice and milk and stir, on low heat, for 10 minutes or so, until thickened. Be careful not to have the mixture come to a boil at this point. Stir in the almond extract. Remove from heat and stir in the sliced almonds and cinnamon.
5. Serve warm or cold.

I really like this dish. I think I am now in love with rice pudding.


  1. … Do you post on the day of the baking/cooking? How many days does/did it take you to finish all the food you cooked up? :O

    • I post on the day of baking/cooking LOL. I did the fudge last night (but I posted early today) and the cake and the rice pudding today.

  2. I never tried out rice pudding before :O! At the most, I’ve ate rice porridge by force from my parents before :P. And I disliked it because it’s plain :I.

    This dish sounds delicious knowing there’s a lot of those sweet goodies in ’em :D!

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    • Do try the rice pudding! It does not taste plain at all! :D

      Rice porridge can be plain, but there are ways to make it taste better. The Koreans have savory side-dishes with the porridge, so it’s so good! Now I am craving for some!

  3. I LOVE rice pudding! My mom makes it all the time as a dessert and I always enjoy it :) it really makes my day, too. Some people apparently make chocolate rice pudding…not sure how that would taste though to be honest

    • Chocolate rice pudding sounds really rich! I am not sure if I’d like that . . . I guess it’d taste similar to chocolate rice krispies!

  4. I’ve never had rice pudding before, though I have tried Tapioca… which looks to be about the same consistency. Though I don’t like almonds, I’ll take your word for it that it was good. I mean it’s pudding, how could it not be?(:

    • You don’t have to use almond. You could replace almond extract with vanilla extract and almonds with raisins. :)

  5. I haven’t liked years since my mom used to make it almost every night, with every meal. She would tell me how good it is for me. I would just load it with butter and salt, so I believe that defeats the purpose of it being “good” for me. I’ve never tried anything with rice in it since — plain rice, rice cakes, rice pudding… I am a very picky eater.

    This does look pretty good though… I will have to try the recipe once I learn how to properly cook without burning everything that is put in/over something hot. ^^;

    • If you ever cook, good luck! I was the same way, thinking I’d always burn everything I cook, but take your time and learn the skills :)

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