Cherries & Cream Rice Pudding Recipe

This Cherries & Cream Rice Pudding tastes incredible ! Try this creamy boiled rice and fruit chilled dessert. Your suggestions for this Cherries & Cream Rice Pudding are welcome !


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
DishMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Vanilla bean/1 tablespoon vanilla extract1⁄2
 Milk6 Cup (96 tbs)
 Sugar3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Arborio rice/Regular long grain rice3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Dried cherries/Raisins1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Dark rum2 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Heavy cream/Whipping cream1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2556 Calories from Fat 789

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 89 g136.4%

Saturated Fat 52.9 g264.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 300 mg

Sodium 1072.7 mg44.7%

Total Carbohydrates 389 g129.8%

Dietary Fiber 4.1 g16.5%

Sugars 272.4 g

Protein 48 g95.4%

Vitamin A 72.3% Vitamin C 1.2%

Calcium 168.8% Iron 11.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


With knife, cut vanilla bean lengthwise in half.
Scrape out and reserve seeds from inside both halves.
In 4 quart saucepan, heat milk, sugar, vanilla bean seeds, and vanilla bean halves to boiling over medium high heat, stirring occasionally. (If using vanilla extract, add in step 3 with rum.)
Stir in rice; heat to boiling.
Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture is very creamy and slightly thickened (pudding will firm up upon chilling).
Remove and discard vanilla bean halves.
Spoon rice pudding into large bowl; stir in dried cherries, rum, and salt.
Cool slightly, then cover and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 6 hours.
Up to 2 hours before serving, whip cream until stiff peaks form.
Fold whipped cream, half at a time, into rice pudding.