Gina’s Rice Pudding Recipe

Rice Pudding—from Gina at TruStone Home Mortgage

This rice pudding dessert is delicious served warm or cold. See below for Gina’s family tradition!


  • 1 quart Half & Half
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup long grain white rice, dry
  • ½ stick butter
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • Cinnamon, to taste
  • ½ to ¾ cup raisins (optional—see below)


  1. Mix the first six ingredients together in a 5-quart dutch oven. Bring to a boil, then simmer, stirring frequently for 40 minutes until rice is cooked.
  2. Add raisins (if desired) and remove from heat.
  3. Beat both eggs with enough water to make 1 cup. Add to the rice mixture and beat quickly with spoon. Add vanilla.
  4. Return to stove and bring to a boil.

To be served warm: Top with cinnamon and set in oven on low heat until pudding sets. Add milk to serving if desired.

To be served cold: Top with cinnamon and refrigerate.

Gina’s family tradition: On special occasions, ONE raisin is added to the rice mixture. Whoever gets the raisin in their serving gets a special holiday wish/gift/treat!