“I am making menu baskets for Christmas this year and was looking for a dessert that could be made from a mix. The recipe is courtesy of USA Rice Federation. It goes together quickly and was just what I was looking for. The cooking time and serving size are for the finished product, not the mix.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the pudding mix: Place 1 cup of rice in a zip lock bag and seal.
  2. In another bag, place the sugar, cinnamon sticks, salt and powdered vanilla; with a ribbon tie the 2 bags together, label and attach a gift tag with the following directions.
  3. In a medium size pan; bring the rice, water and 1 tablespoon butter to a boil; stirring once or twice.
  4. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until rice in tender and liquid absorbed.
  5. To the cooked rice, add 3 cups milk, 1/4 cup butter and spice packet.
  6. Cook over medium heat until thick and creamy, approximately 20 to 25 minutes, stirring frequenlty.
  7. Remove from heat; remove cinnamon sticks.
  8. The pudding can be served warm, room temperature or cold, top with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar if desired.

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