Creamy vanilla bean rice pudding recipe

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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.

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  • Prep time : 3 mins
  • Cooking time : 30 mins

Creamy vanilla bean rice pudding 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)


  • In a small saucepan, combine the milk, sugar and arborio rice.
  • 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.
  • You’ll know it’s cooked when it’s creamy in consistency and the rice is soft. Let cool slightly before serving.


  • 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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