Microwave Rice Pudding

As you probably read in my post yesterday my daughter is visiting for the weekend. She will return to college today afternoon. I keep asking her what she wants to eat as the dorm food is not great. The first time she visited she was full of demands. She missed the home cooked food so much! This time around she has gotten used to dorm life, a good thing, so does not have much on her wish list. There was some rice left over after dinner and she loved the idea of pudding for breakfast. So this morning I made her some creamy rice pudding and she enjoyed it very much.

I do not buy white rice so any left over rice in the house is brown/wild/mixed etc. I made the rice pudding with leftover brown rice and she enjoyed it very much. Rice pudding is generally baked or made over the stove top. This is my microwave version. It helps if you know the power level in your microwave where the milk simmers but never comes to a boil. In my microwave it is P20. If you do not know the power level you can reduce the power to P50 and watch the bowl like a hawk to keep the milk from overflowing. Reduce or increase the power as needed until you can let it go for 2 minutes at a time without have to stir or have the milk overflow.

The proportions are approximate. If you like the pudding runny use more milk, if you like it thick and creamy use less. I made it thick and creamy the way my daughter likes it.

You will need
3/4 cup cooked rice
1 pinch nutmeg powder
1 tbsp. cane sugar, you can use brown or granulated (adjust as needed)
1-1/2 cup milk (adjust as needed)
10-12 raisins
1 pinch cardamom powder

In a microwave safe mug or bowl add the cooked rice, nutmeg and sugar. Add just enough milk to cover the rice completely. Place in the microwave and on reduced power cook for 2 minutes. Stir and cook again for 2 minutes. The reduced power should keep the milk simmering but not let it overflow. Continue to cook in 2 minute intervals until the milk thickens and the rice starts blending in. It took me about 16 minutes. Take the bowl out of the microwave and let it sit on the kitchen counter. Mix in the raisins and the cardamom powder.


This is my entry for week one, day two of BM #57 for the theme mug treats. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#57.


  1. It's a treat to cook for girls when they come home, I always look forward to my daughters visits to try new dishes or cook what they like. A complete list is handed over by both the daughters and son in laws. I like the idea of rice pudding with brown rice...must try this.

  2. Last night I had some left over rice & was thinking of making a kheer with it. Since I never I tried it before, I was hesitant. Now I have a recipe to follow. 😊

  3. Fantastic and rich looking pudding, easy to make definitely.

  4. This looks delicious....will try it for my daughter as a quick snack.

  5. This is such an amazing recipe Varada..though much like a kheer, its still interesting to note how we can cook with extra rice..good one..

  6. Rice pudding looks so creamy and delicious.Glad your daughter liked this pudding.

  7. The rice pudding is so delicious and creamy. I love it when my grandmother makes it.

  8. Healthy and delicious pudding, your daughter must have enjoyed this

  9. Wow, rice pudding in the microwave. That is such a quick and easy recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Love the MW version of the rice pudding, VArada.

  11. I am a rice pudding fanatic and I like the spices you added. I wouldn't mind this for breakfast either!


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