Rice Pudding with Cooked Rice

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There are plenty of recipes for rice pudding with uncooked rice but let’s be honest, a lot of the time we probably just want to use up some leftover rice so it doesn’t go to waste. Rice pudding with cooked rice is the perfect thing to make when you have leftover rice and it’s gone a bit dry (which I’m definitely not a fan of).

This is an easy recipe to do in the microwave and requires staple ingredients such as milk, sugar, butter and vanilla extract. If you do not have vanilla extract, you can try other flavorings you might have at home (chocolate, caramel, strawberry etc)

Rice pudding cooked rice recipe

Prep: 5 mins. Cook: 10 mins. Serves: 2


  • Cooked rice – 3 cups
  • Milk – 2 cups
  • Sugar 3/4 cups
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract – 2 tsp

Step 1

Combine rice, sugar, milk, butter, vanilla extract in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave on a high heat for 3 minutes and stir.

Step 2

Microwave again on a medium heat for 15 minutes, checking every few minutes and stirring. Keep an eye on it so it doesn’t over flow.

Step 3

After 15 minutes let sit, most of the milk should be soaked up, if not microwave again until it is in a thick gooey consistency. Let cool and serve immediately or place in fridge and serve cold.