Rice pudding (riz au lait)

Rice pudding (riz au lait)
My personal version of this classic family recipe.
307,7424.1/5 for 34 ratings
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Last modified on: December 18th 2018

For 6 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 3 people 6 people 12 people 18 people

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 min.37 min.38 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 2 min.
Rice pudding (riz au lait) : Photo of step #1
Scale 1 cup rice in a strainer, then wash under tap water.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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It is not essential, but I advise you to pre-cook rice (especially if you don't use a special dessert rice, also called round rice) 2 or 3 minutes in salted boiling water.

Then dry and rinse.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
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In a pan, put rice, add ½ cup caster sugar, 1 vanilla pod and 4 cups + 3 tablespoons whole milk.

Stage 4 - 30 min.
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Bring to boil stirring frequently with a spatula or a wooden spoon, to prevent sticking on the bottom.

Stage 5
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Rice is ready when it has absorbed all the milk, it should be smooth and remain slightly creamy.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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Off the heat, possibly add 1 13 cup Real custard sauce (crème anglaise).

Stage 7
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Your rice is ready, you can now divide it between small dishes and leave to cool.


If you don't have crème anglaise, instead you can add 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk to in the cooked rice while it it still hot.

It's a question of taste, but I prefer my rice pudding warm rather than cold. So I frequently put the dish in the microwave for a few seconds before eating.

You can also consider sprinkling some sugar on top, and pass it under the grill to caramelize.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,694 Kcal or 7,092 Kj72 gr217 gr59 gr
85 %28 %21 %9 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
106 Kcal or 444 Kj4 gr14 gr4 gr
5 %2 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
282 Kcal or 1,181 Kj12 gr36 gr10 gr
14 %5 %3 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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