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Easy Rice Pudding: A Recipe for Kids

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Rice pudding is an easy recipe perfect for kids! Rice, milk and eggs are baked together to create a creamy kid friendly treat.

As my kids are starting to get older I’m letting them transition from helping me in the kitchen to doing the actual cooking. I’ve been setting aside some kid friendly recipes for years and it’s been fun to pull them out for the kids. One recipe that is kid friendly is rice pudding.

When letting my kids cook I usually set out the ingredients pre-measured and ready to go. I think my kids are still a little young to be dealing with knives or heat so I cooked the rice myself. I used Uncle Ben’s Boil-in-Bag rice and it would be simple for an older child to make themselves. We are still working on cracking eggs and it’s good to have a separate bowl to catch the shells.

For this rice pudding recipe, you put the rice in your baking dish. Then mix together the milk, egg, sugar and cinnamon. I always use a large bowl for mixing ingredients with the kids so they have plenty of room to mix. Pour the egg and milk mixture over the rice and then bake. That easy! Now, your kids will make a mess. It’s a rule. I have to mentally prepare myself for the mess and once I accept it, I move on and let them have fun cooking.

Do you have any aspiring chefs in the house? The Ben’s Beginners Cooking Contest is a nationwide cooking video competition for kids that brings families together to cook a healthy rice based meal. My kids love making videos so make sure to check it out!

Cooking with your children makes for a great beginning! Visit and click on The Ben’s Beginners™ Cooking Contest page to learn more!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Uncle Ben’s. The opinions and text are all mine.


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Easy Rice Pudding: A Recipe for Kids

rice pudding
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or half and half
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Ground cinnamon to taste


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease an 8" round baking dish.
  3. Spread the rice on the bottom of the baking dish.
  4. In a large bowl whisk together milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Carefully pour the milk mixture over the rice.
  6. Bake the pudding for 30-45 minutes until it is set and creamy but not over baked.
  7. Serve pudding hot or cold with more cinnamon and cream over the top, if desired.

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