• Serves 6
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 4 Ingredients


I use this as a base for many desserts. You can add berries, caramel, chocolate, ice cream. Very adaptable!

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 1/2 Cup Arborio Rice
  • 2.5 Cups Whole Milk
  • 1/2 Vanilla Bean
  • 5 tbs Sugar


  1. Combine rice and milk into a large saucepan
  2. Split vanilla bean and scrape beans into the rice mixture, then throw the shell in on top.
  3. Cook on low/medium heat on stove top for, stirring continuously for approximately fifteen minutes. If you don't have time to stand, but mixture in an ovenproof dish, cover with foil and cook at 150 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Once milk has thickened, take of heat. Stir in sugar. This is pretty sweet, so add less if you don't like it so sweet.
  5. Remove vanilla bean and serve warm!

  • a delicious staple sounds like a great treat for colder weather, thanks


  • My daughter will tuck into this for sure!


  • Thanks for sharing this recipe; love the look of this dish.

    • A wonderful and delicious vanilla bean rice pudding – just have to love rice pudding.


  • Sadly my husband has bad childhood memories of rice pudding and has banned it from our house. Quite funny really, because he isn’t usually a fussy eater!


  • thanks for sharing this recipe


  • very easy and simple…


  • this looks delicious and it is so simple and easy to make


  • Ooooh I love Vanilla. Im going to make this for Mr 10 for dessert. Yummo!!


  • yum thank you I love rice pudding I had it last night when we went out for dinner although it was overloaded with a nut topping.


  • my mum used to make something similar when we were kids


  • nothing better than a vanilla rice pudding on cold winter days, looks divine


  • I love the addition of the vanilla bean


  • Yum! A simple but elegant dessert and a favourite here :)


  • Very nice with berries.


  • I purchased some vanilla bean the other day so I will have to try it.


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