No One Will Ever Get Bored Of Grandma’s Old Fashioned Custard Style Rice Pudding!

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Nowadays, my little girl days are long gone, but I have grand kids of my own.  I am so lucky to have inherited that recipe from so long ago and I make this for my own grand babies quite often.  They are always so ecstatic when they walk through my door and find this on the stove top. They know it is going to be a good day! Well, let me tell you friends, if you serve this up to your family, I can assure you, they will be just as excited.

This goes well with any meal from dessert and if you make it, it is large enough to have dessert for the week! Check out what our friends over at Tastes Better From Scratch had to say about this:

“I love old fashioned recipes like this. They’re warm, hearty and completely delicious. Plus, it’s one of the cheapest desserts you can make. Perfect for a cold winter night when you want to make something really easy and delicious using ingredients you already have in your pantry.”

Oh yes! Everything about this dish is positively amazing!




4 eggs

3/4 cup Domino  sugar

3 cups McArthur milk

1 cup Land O’ Lakes heavy cream

2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

3 cups cooked, cooled, rice (leftover rice works great!)

1 cup raisins




Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat the eggs and sugar together. Slowly pour in the milk and cream and mix well. Add the vanilla and cinnamon and mix well. Add the rice and raisins and stir to combine. Pour mixture into a greased casserole dish.

Place the filled casserole dish inside a larger, oven-proof dish. Add about 2 inches of water to the larger pan (or enough to fill about halfway up the side of the rice pudding dish). This method will help the pudding to have a custard texture.

Bake for 30 minutes. Gently stir. Bake for an additional 30 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Serve warm.







Quick Tip: Add a dash of nutmeg to this for more spice

Thanks again to Tastes better From Scratch for this amazing recipe.


  1. Marguerite Leonard says

    What is McArthur milk?

    1. Barb says

      I believe it is just a brand of milk. I’m sure you could use any brand you like.

    2. ej says

      From 1929 to 2015 and beyond, McArthur Dairy’s got milk

    3. Jean says

      It’s a dairy in Florida

    4. Patsy says

      McArthur’s milk is a brand name of milk found in Florida.

  2. NANA says

    What the heck is “McArthur” MILK? Never heard of it. Can’t you just use MILK?

  3. ruth ann says

    what is mcarthur milk??

    1. Susan says

      It’s just a brand name. Use whatever brand of milk you usually use and it’ll be fine.

  4. Virginia Mitchell says

    Thank you I’ve been wanting a recipe like this

  5. Margaret Inmon says

    What is McArthur milk? Have never heard of it. Is it just plain white milk?

  6. Cin says

    What size is a casserole dish?

    1. Barb says

      It is a larger oven proof baking dish, usually will hold at least 2 quarts .

  7. Brenda says

    What is McArthur milk?

  8. Georgeanna says

    What is McArthur milk.?

  9. Judy Cone says

    It’s funny what you said about not used to sugar and milk in rice, because that’s how I ate it growing up. Cooked rice, not minute rice with milk and sugar, for breakfast. I loved it. Now I’m too lazy to cook the rice.

  10. Cheryl says

    What is MacArtur milk?

  11. SANDRA says

    What is McArthur milk?

  12. Debra K. says

    I wish you could print Recipe Only without all the other crap coming through…a Big waste of ink!!

    1. Von says

      Cut and paste into word document and then print.👍🏽

  13. Joan Weston says

    This is the only rice pudding I ate that bowl of white rice and milk was never served in my home

  14. Claudia McCulloch says

    Is this a 13 x 9 inch dish?


    Claudia McCulloch

  15. Carmen DeMarco says

    Love This !!

  16. Pat says

    What is domino sugar and MacArthur milk.? Thank you. I’m in Canada and I have never seen these items

    1. Barb says

      It is just a brand of sugar. You can use any kind of granulated sugar.

    2. Jean says

      It’s a dairy in Florida and a Dominos is a sugar company
      I think the milk is available @ the Target stores

    3. Kassy says

      Domino sugar is regular white sugar. Domino is just a brand name. As for MacArthur, the same thing. It is just regular whole milk with MacArthur as a brand name.

      I thought initially MacArthur milk was a sweetened condensed milk that is used for this recipe as it is used in a number of desert recipes. But when I typed in MacArthur Milk on my browser, the search page opened with links and pictures and is easily identifiable as whole milk.

      Type in rice pudding condensed milk on your browser and click the search button or click enter. Your search page will give you quite a few recipes to view. Good luck! Kathy

  17. Reida says

    How do I get the recipe for grandmas old fashion rice pudding

    1. Rene says

      Below the info about the recipe there is a red arrow..use it and you will find the recipe.

    2. Marilyn says

      hit the red next page, recipe is there, for printable version, go to end of recipe and you will see where the recipe is from in red, click and it will take you to the printable recipe. Good Luck!

    3. Verna Nowell says

      I need recipe for grandmas old fashon rice pudding

    4. Karen says

      There is a red “NEXT PAGE” you have to click on

  18. Bobbi says

    Where is the recipe?

  19. Linda says

    question: what size casserole dish? This appears to be a 9×13 but can’t imagine it fitting into another dish for the water…

  20. Freda says

    Love rice pudding ,looks yummy.

  21. Carole says

    McArthur milk; can any whole milk used bra just as good? Haven’t seen McArthur milk in my area.

  22. Carole says

    McArthur milk; can any whole milk used just be as good? Haven’t seen McArthur milk in my area.

  23. Nancy says

    What kinda milk is that??????

  24. irenewar says

    Reida…click on the red arrow and it will take you to the recipe…

  25. Marjorie Hahn says

    What size dish is this?

  26. Susan says

    McArthur is just a brand of milk. Just use whatever milk you normally do and it’ll be fine just like all the other brands mentioned here. You can use your normal brand of any of these ingredients in place of them.

  27. Anne says

    Domino’s Sugar is a brand and I bet McArthur’s milk is too

  28. Dianne Knight says

    the Domino sugar and McArthur milk are name brands that is found in the area where the recipe author resides. White grandulated sugar and whole milk common to your local will do nicely.

  29. Judy says

    My mom makes her rice pudding like this it is so good the only difference is she puts little dabs of butter on top before putting in oven .

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