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5-Minute Rice Pudding in a Mug

Creamy rice pudding
Creamy rice pudding sprinkled with cinnamon; Shutterstock ID 228585883; PO: today.comShutterstock
Cook Time:
5 mins

Chef notes

This easy mug rice pudding is the perfect way to use up leftover takeout rice.


  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup cooked white rice
  • 2 tablespoons raisins, plus more for garnish
  • Toasted sliced almonds, for garnish


In a large mug, whisk the milk with the sugar, heavy cream, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Stir in the rice and the raisins. Microwave on high in 30-second intervals until thickened slightly, about 1½ to 2½ minutes total; stir between intervals. Let stand for 2 minutes, then garnish with raisins and toasted sliced almonds. Serve.