2-Ingredient Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding
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Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding is the epitome of comfort food. This simple dessert made with just 2 ingredients is rich, silky and utterly delicious! This recipe is so simple it just about cooks itself!
We are so excited to be partnering with International Delight® to bring you another fabulous recipe. I don’t know about you, but I love my coffee so I always have creamer in the house.
I have found this to be an amazing convenient ingredient in cooking and baking sweets. So, of course when I started thinking about rice pudding I thought of International Delight.
I remember my mom making rice pudding for us. Of course, as my mom was a penny pincher it was always with left over white rice from dinner a few nights earlier. If we didn’t have leftover rice there was no rice pudding. Which kinda stinks when you love rice pudding.
Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding
So what if you want a quick and easy rice pudding and you don’t have any left over rice? Well, that is exactly where I started. Have you ever had risotto? It is rich and creamy. It is made with an Italian short grain rice called Arborio.
The rice has a high starch content which leads to the creaminess of the risotto. So, I started thinking… What if I use Arborio rice in my rice pudding?
Well, the result is an amazing thick, rich and creamy flavorful rice pudding made with just 2 ingredients (and water and salt)!
It is a so easy to make, you literally dump it in a pot, let it cook and then stir for a few minutes.It is perfectly rich, creamy and delicious.
My husband, Chad, has been refusing to try the store bought rice pudding for years. But this recipe, he devoured!
Helpful Tips to make 2-Ingredient Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding:
- Do not bring to a full rolling boil and then cover. It will boil over and you will be left with a nasty stove to clean. Don’t ask me how I know, just trust me on this one.
- Slow cooker method: Combine ingredients in a slow cooker (I used a 3 quart). Stir, cover and cook on high for 1 1/2 – 3 hours. It took 3 hours in my 3 quart round. Rice should be soft and pudding thick when it is ready.
- The first time you prepare this in a slow cooker I recommend tasting a piece of rice after 1 hour 30 minutes. If it is not chewy yet cover it and let it cook 30 more minutes and check again. The more you stir the more the pudding will thicken. That said, about 15 minutes before the pudding is done remove cover and stir until pudding is thickened.
- If you don’t have coffee creamer you can substitute (in place of the creamer and water) 4-1/2 cups whole milk, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract.
What you will need to make 2-Ingredient Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding:
- 8 quart sauce pan-
- Arborio Rice – it makes this rice pudding!!!
With love from our simple kitchen to yours.
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2-Ingredient Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding
- 1 cup uncooked Arborio rice
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups International Delight French Vanilla Creamer, liquid
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Optional Toppings: cinnamon or fruit
- Combine ingredients in a large (8 quart) saucepan over high heat. Stir to combine. Bring to ‘medium’ boil. *SEE NOTE. Reduce to simmer (on medium-low temperature) for 20 minutes. Cover.
- Remove cover, increase temperature to medium-high and stir constantly until rice is tender and pudding is thick and creamy, about 3-5 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Pour into serving dishes. Serve warm immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- If desired add optional toppings right before serving.
If you don’t have coffee creamer you can substitute (in place of the creamer and water) 4-1/2 cups whole milk, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. SLOW COOKER METHOD
Combine ingredients in a slow cooker (I used a 3 quart). Stir, cover and cook on high for 1 1/2 – 3 hours. It took 3 hours in my 3 quart round. Rice should be soft and pudding thick when it is ready. The first time you prepare this I recommend tasting a piece of rice after 1 hour 30 minutes. If it is not chewy yet cover it and let it cook 30 more minutes and check again. The more you stir the more the pudding will thicken. That said, about 15 minutes before the pudding is done remove cover and stir until pudding is thickened.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
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Has anyone tried this recipe with the sugar-free vanilla coffee creamer. I only use sugar-free. Just curious
Thank you 😉
i use the sugar free creamer all the time. it still tastes great, just not as sweet.
I’m going to try with the zero sugar French vanilla
How much rice do you add to this recipe I don't see it written anywhere
It is 1 cup uncooked Arborio rice. Enjoy and let us know how it goes!
1 cup rice 2 cups sugar-free creamer
The recipe says what the recipes says!The person probably hasn't tested it anyway but what the recipe says. If you want to try another rice…try it. Cuz I bet the person never tried it cuz this is HER recipe. I can imagine her rolling her eyes and taking a deep cleansing breath as she writes (several times!!)
that she never tested it the way that your asking cuz she's only made it the way her recipe says.
Delicious! Made it in crockpot.
We are so happy you enjoyed it!
Made this over the stove as directed and it is delicious!
Thank you for the recipe! Had to make it again today as it was so good..I did boil the water with cinnamon sticks at the brginning and at the end of cooking time when stirring to thicken, I added ground cloves, ground nutmeg and some ground cinnamon, and it was so good. Love this Recipe!
We are so happy you enjoyed it!!
I may have missed it, but I don't see rice listed in the ingredients. How much did you use for this recipe?
1st ingredient: 1 cup uncooked Aborio Rice
Love the simplicity of this recipe, but I am into electric Pressure Cooking and was wondering how it can be modified to that method?? It looks yummy, but I rarely us the sove of I don't have to.
Great recipe, I added 1/2 golden raisins. After cooking poured into a large serving bowl and sprinkled a little cinnamon sugar over the top. My father always wanted raisins in his, so I added to this recipe. Both ways are great, thank you for sharing 🙂
A quick tip not to have your rice boil over is to add about 1/2 to 1 tsp of coconut oil. The coconut oil will not upset a recipe, but for some reason not make rice or any other grain boil over. Trust me it really works!
What is vanilla creamer I'm in the UK
Vanilla flavoured coffee creamer
Best rice pudding ever! I shared with my neighbor who said it was awesome, too. Did boil over on me so do be very watchful at that step. Will be making again for sure.
Can this be made with regular rice in the slow cooker?
can I use white rice
Can Sea Salt be substituted For Kosher Salt? Thank You
I'm wondering if you could use leftover rice? Has anyone tried this?
Can you use beer instead of water? And beans instead if rice?
I just made it with white rice and a mix of dry creamer and vanilla almond milk so I had to use sugar and water. I cant have salt so I left it out. The recipe turned out awesome Oh and I added extra vanilla. Thanks this tasted better than my kozy shack addiction I’ve been buying from the store daily all year!
Simple, easy & delish warm or cold!
We are so happy you enjoyed it!! Thank you for rating our recipe. Have a great day!
TSRI Team Member,
Has anyone tried this in their rice cooker?
Can you tell me what a serving size is? I see there are 6 servings but unsure how much in each serving… (I’m wanting to do this for a ladies’ tea and am trying to figure out how many batches I’ll need since I’ll be serving it in like 2oz ramekins…)
You simply divide the amount of the dish in 6 parts and that will be your serving portion.
only have the Cinnabun flavored creamer. I will add vanilla but not too much. let’s see how it goes
I tried this recipe in my crockpot. Delicious!!! So quick and easy!
Made this recipe last night. Even my mom asked me for the recipe. M.Y. M.O.M.! Thank you
Made this recipe today didn’t have international coffee creamer so I used milk and a little bit of half-and-half tasted delicious. My son loves it. I was a little disappointed it had a starchy taste and I was hoping it would be more of a custody taste. Don’t get me wrong. It is so delicious. It’s just not exactly what I was looking for. I may tweak it again with a different rice maybe Jasmine instead of the Arborio.
ingredients doesn’t say how much sugar 🤔
This recipe calls for International Delight French Vanilla Creamer, not sugar. If you do not have the liquid creamer you can substitute water and sugar. The measurements for these is found in the notes section in the recipe card. Hope that helps.
TSRI Team Member,