Easy Maple Rice Pudding – A Sweet and Comforting Treat

Indulge your taste buds with the delightful fusion of creamy rice and rich maple flavor in our Maple Rice Pudding recipe. This timeless dessert is a comforting treat that combines the goodness of wholesome ingredients with the warmth of aromatic spices. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the steps to create a luscious Maple Rice Pudding that will surely become a household favorite. From its creamy texture to its heavenly maple-infused taste, this recipe is a true masterpiece of comfort and sweetness.

A little history of rice pudding

Early versions of rice pudding emerged in various cultures, including Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. In ancient China, rice was cooked with milk and sweeteners to create an early form of rice pudding. In the Middle East, a similar dish known as “Roz Bel Laban” became popular, featuring rice cooked with milk and flavored with rosewater or saffron.

Today, rice pudding remains a cherished dessert that bridges the gap between tradition and modernity. Its timeless appeal reflects the universal love for a creamy, sweet treat that has traveled through time and across continents, leaving a delightful legacy on our taste buds and in our hearts.

What you’ll need to make Maple Rice Pudding

Equipment:

Large Sauce Pan

Ingredients:

Maple Rice Pudding

Rice – I use white rice but Arborio also works great!

Salt – I use pink Himalayan sea salt.

Milk – I use whole milk.

Brown sugar – you can also use regular granulated sugar.

Vanilla extract

Butter – I use salted butter.

Egg

Maple syrup – I always use pure maple syrup but you can use artificial as well.

Ground cinnamon

How to make maple rice pudding

In a medium-sized saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a gentle boil. Add the rice and a dash of salt. Reduce the heat to low, cover the saucepan, and let the rice simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the water is absorbed. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

Once the rice is cook, set aside.

In a large-sized saucepan, add the milk, brown sugar and vanilla. Heat over medium heat until simmering (be careful not to burn the milk while heating).

Once the milk mixture is heated, add your cooked rice. Allow the mixture to simmer over low heat, ensuring that it doesn’t boil. Simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes, allowing the rice to absorb the milk and thicken the mixture.

Once the rice has soaked up the milk and thickened, stir in the butter to create a velvety, indulgent texture. The butter adds a luxurious richness that elevates the rice pudding to a whole new level of decadence.

In a separate bowl, beat 1 egg until well combined. Gradually add the egg into the rice pudding and stir continuously. This prevents the egg from curdling when added to the hot mixture.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour into a serving dish. Drizzle the maple syrup over the rice pudding. The maple syrup adds a delightful depth of flavor and a natural sweetness that complements the rice pudding perfectly.

Sprinkle in ground cinnamon and stir gently. The aromatic warmth of cinnamon adds a comforting essence to the pudding, making each spoonful a cozy delight.

Divide the Maple Rice Pudding into individual serving bowls. For an extra touch of indulgence, you can drizzle a bit of additional maple syrup over each serving. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a dollop of whipped cream if desired.

Congratulations, your Maple Rice Pudding is done!

With its creamy texture, rich maple flavor, and delightful hint of cinnamon, our Maple Rice Pudding recipe is the epitome of comfort and sweetness. Whether enjoyed as a dessert after a hearty meal or as a standalone treat, this recipe is a timeless classic that will have your taste buds singing with joy. Create cherished memories and satisfy your cravings with this irresistible Maple Rice Pudding – a heartwarming dessert that truly captures the essence of culinary bliss.

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Maple Rice Pudding

With its creamy texture, rich maple flavor, and delightful hint of cinnamon, our Maple Rice Pudding recipe is the epitome of comfort and sweetness. Whether enjoyed as a dessert after a hearty meal or as a standalone treat, this recipe is a timeless classic that will have your taste buds singing with joy.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Equipment

  • Large saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup white rice
  • dash of salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • In a medium-sized saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a gentle boil. Add the rice and a dash of salt. Reduce the heat to low, cover the saucepan, and let the rice simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the water is absorbed.
  • Once the rice is cooked, set aside.
  • In a large-sized saucepan, add the milk, brown sugar and vanilla. Heat over medium heat until simmering (be careful not to burn the milk while heating).
  • Once the milk mixture is heated, add your cooked rice. Allow the mixture to simmer over low heat, ensuring that it doesn't boil. Simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes, allowing the rice to absorb the milk and thicken the mixture.
  • Once the rice has soaked up the milk and thickened, stir in the butter.
  • In a separate bowl, beat 1 egg until well combined. Gradually add the egg into the rice pudding and stir continuously. This prevents the egg from curdling when added to the hot mixture.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour into a serving dish. Drizzle the maple syrup over the rice pudding.
  • Sprinkle on ground cinnamon and stir gently.
  • Divide the Maple Rice Pudding into individual serving bowls. You can drizzle a bit of additional maple syrup over each serving. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a dollop of whipped cream if desired.
Keyword Dessert, Maple, Pudding, Rice

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