Rice Pudding Bar

Posted by Brette in Food

rice pudding barLooking for a fun new dessert option for your next party? Try a rice pudding bar. This is more interesting than a make your own sundae bar, but requires very little extra work.

For the rice pudding (serves 8):

7 cups whole milk

1 cup arborio rice

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/3 cup sugar

Add the rice and milk to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low, stirring regularly, until the rice is cooked and the mixture is very thick (about 20 minutes). Stir in the sugar and vanilla and cook another two minutes. Pour into a large bowl and refrigerate at least 6 hours.


You can use whatever toppings you would like for your rice pudding bar, but here’s what I used.


1 quart of strawberries, stems removed and sliced, mixed with 1 tablespoon of sugar and allowed to rest an hour to become juicy

Chopped toasted almonds

Cinnamon sugar (1/4 cup sugar mixed with 2 teaspoons cinnamon)

Whipped cream

Chocolate sauce


Other ideas you might consider for toppings:

Blueberries or other berries

Caramel sauce


Crushed hard candy


Sliced bananas

Vanilla sugar

Nutmeg sugar

Pumpkin pie spice

Other chopped nuts


This was a big hit and something I’ll be making again.

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