Lovely Rice Pudding


Rice pudding is a good baby food recipe if you add some cooked fruit like stewed plums or stir in a little strawberry jam or golden syrup. Alternatively add some chopped dried fruits instead like dried apricots or semi-dried mango, which can be cooked together with the rice. This is a quicker version of making rice pudding, cooking it on the stove rather than in an oven.

Rice Pudding
2 minutes
35 minutes
Best for
6 portions
Suitable for freezing


  • 50g (2 oz) pudding rice
  • 600 ml (1 pint) milk
  • 1 - 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod or ½ tsp vanilla essence

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  1. Put the rice, milk and sugar in a heavy bottomed saucepan.
  2. Split the vanilla pod, if usng, and scrape the seeds into the pan, or add the vanilla essence.
  3. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover with a lid and simmer for 30 – 35 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Mix with fruit or a topping of your choice such as strawberry jam or fruit puree.


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  • Isn’t cow milk forbidden to babies before 12 months?

    11 Jun 2015

  • Really yummy for my 9 month old however would possible add less milk as it did keep boiling over

    11 Jan 2014

  • what kind of rice is it

    11 Aug 2011

  • hi just wanted to know do you use normal rice im from australia and it say pudding rice i cant fine it any where thank you for helping

    11 Aug 2011

  • This was a really simple recipe, but delicious my lo loves it, especially with fresh strawberries :-)

    19 May 2011

  • I make rice pudding if any one wants to know with 2oz of rice with a pint of whole milk and some nutmeg.  I freeze it all then add fruit to it, this sweetens it so you dont need sugar, my little girl is 9 months and has been eating it for months

    02 Sep 2010

  • I made this for my nine month old son who was not great at lumps. I had to blitz half of the recipe to make it less lumpy. Good taste and quite easy to make although the milk in the pan kept boiling over.

    24 Aug 2010

  • Shouldn’t baby below 1yrs old take sugar n salt… n y sugar is in the recipes?hmmm…. can anyone answer to my question?

    12 Aug 2010

  • Can anyone help me? I’ve tried twice to make this and have followed the instructions to a T. Mine looks like the milk is curdling and never looks creamy. What am I doing wrong?

    27 Jul 2010

  • OMG - my 13month boy loves this- I put apricots.  just want to double check it this okay to freeze?

    02 Jul 2010

  • my baby is 8 months and a half and she s not a big milk feeder, so i m defo doing that one! looks yum!

    11 May 2010

  • I did the same!  :-)  But I changed the caster sugar to brown sugar, which gives it an almost caramel taste, and I also added some cinnamon.  My son loves it, Daddy too and I am guilty at having stolen one frozen portion too!!  :-)

    15 Mar 2010

  • I made this but made twice the amount, there was enough for a big bowl each for mummy & daddy, some for baby and enough for 4 pots in the freezer.
    Easy & Tasty!

    14 Jan 2010

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