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Rice Pudding Brûlée

Photo: Thomas J. Story

Total time 25 mins

Serves 4

Do you love rice pudding? Do you love crème brulee? This just might be your new favorite dessert.


  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup plus 4 to 8 tablespoons sugar, divided

How to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan, mix rice with milk and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then lower heat and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat broiler to high. In a small bowl, whisk together vanilla, egg yolks, and 1/3 cup sugar. Slowly stir egg mixture into rice and cook until super creamy and thicker, about 1 minute.

  3. Divide rice pudding among four (4-oz.) ramekins, then top each with 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar (enough to cover thickly). Set on a baking sheet and slide under broiler. Broil puddings, watching closely, until tops are caramelized and golden, 4 to 5 minutes. (Alternatively, caramelize sugar using a kitchen-style blowtorch.)