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A spoon full of Salted Caramel Rice Pudding above a glass dish full of rice pudding.
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Salted Caramel Rice Pudding

This classic dessert gets a modern upgrade. Make Salted Caramel Rice Pudding from scratch and enjoy a decadent twist on an old fashioned favorite. 
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caramel Rice Pudding
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 537kcal


Rice Pudding

  • 3/4 cup arborio rice
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Salted Caramel Sauce

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter diced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In a large saucepan make the rice pudding. First put the rice in the pan. Whisk together milk, sugar, egg, salt, and vanilla. Pour over rice.
  • Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer 20 to 30 minutes until rice is cooked and absorbed most of the liquid, leaving a creamy sauce.
  • Meanwhile, make the salted caramel sauce. In a medium-size saucepan over medium heat, melt the sugar. Stir constantly with a rubber spatula, scrapping the sides as you go. Once the sugar melts and turns a golden brown, add in butter until melted. Pour in heavy cream and bring to a simmer, without increasing the heat. Simmer 90 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in salt.
  • Stir 2/3rd of the salted caramel mixture into the rice pudding, reserving the remaining 1/3rd for drizzling over the top.



Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 655mg | Potassium: 205mg | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 880IU | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 1.2mg