Cardamom rice pudding

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Everyone loves creamy baked rice pudding and it makes a great easy sharing dessert to serve up for family after Sunday lunch. This version uses fragrant cardamom for a subtle spiced finish.



  • pudding rice 150g
  • cardamom pods 10, lightly crushed
  • golden caster sugar 50g
  • whole milk 1 litre
  • butter 20g, plus extra for the dish


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 150c/fan 130c/gas 2. lightly butter a 1.5 litre ovenproof dish. Toss the rice, cardamom pods and sugar into the dish. Stir in the milk, dot with butter and put in the oven.

  • Step 2

    Cook for 30 minutes then stir the rice and return to the oven for a further 30 minutes before stirring again. Return to the oven for a final hour without stirring. By this time the rice should be tender and creamy. Serve the rice pudding hot with jam or lightly poached apples.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 385
  • Carbs 52.9g
  • Protein 11.5g
  • Fat 15.5g
  • Salt 0.38g
  • Saturates 9.4g