Creamy vanilla bean rice pudding recipe

creamy vanilla rice pudding and strawberries

Babies and rice pudding, they go together like peas and corn, agreed? A yummy dessert for littlies aged around one year, here’s how to win at baby’s dessert with rice pudding!

An oldie but a goody, rice pudding was always a hit when my babes were little. Leave it plain or spruce it up, eat it warm or cold, it’s entirely up to you. This recipe makes around a cup of creamy rice and any leftovers can be frozen to eat later.

ingredients for rice pudding on a wooden board

Ingredients

35g arborio rice
300ml milk
3 teaspoons caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or seeds of one vanilla bean)
low sugar jam / honey / fruit puree /or fresh fruit to serve (optional)

Method

ingredients for rice pudding

  • In a small saucepan, combine the milk, sugar and arborio rice.

ingredients for rice pudding

  • Add the vanilla bean paste. Bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and let simmer on low heat for half an hour. Give it a stir every seven to ten minutes.

making vanilla rice pudding in a saucepan

  • You’ll know it’s cooked when it’s creamy in consistency and the rice is soft. Let cool slightly before serving.

creamy vanilla rice pudding and strawberries

  • Serve with a teaspoon of low sugar jam, pureed fruit or slices of soft fruit. Delicious!

Make sure to browse our recipe archives for more great meal ideas and treats to try.

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