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Holiday Rice Pudding Recipe


Holiday Rice Pudding Recipe

  • Holiday
  • White
  • Vegetarian
  • Stovetop
  • Rice Pudding
  • Family-Friendly
  • 5 - 15 MIN
Holiday Rice Pudding Recipe
  • Servings
  • Prep
  • Cook
  • Total
  • Sweet


About This Dish

From the Kitchen of Frances Largeman-Roth, RD

Your family and holiday guests will love the way this festive, easy-to-make recipe combines seasonal flavors—like cinnamon, cranberries, and maple syrup—with the goodness of whole-grain brown rice.


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 (8.8 ounce) pouches UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Whole   Grain Brown
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Zest of an orange
  • ½ cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tablespoons shelled pistachios, chopped


  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the rice; break up any clumps with a spatula.
  3. Stir in the milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and orange zest and heat over medium for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the cranberries and maple syrup and bring to a simmer.
  5. Cover, lower heat, and cook for 5-6 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  6. Spoon 2/3 cup of the rice pudding into each of 6 dessert cups or small bowls.
  7. Top each with 1 teaspoon pomegranate seeds and 1 teaspoon chopped pistachios.
  8. Serve while warm.


Amount per serving (6 total)

Calories: 272.29
Total Fat: 6.4g
Saturated Fat: 2.16g
Trans Fat: 0.08g
Sodium: 31.75mg
Carbohydrates: 43.80g 2.27g
Dietary Fiber: 2.27g
Sugars: 17.41g
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