Baked Rice Pudding with Sour Cream Topping

Tonight I made a baked rice pudding for a last minute dessert but, was out of heavy whipping cream, and for me anyway, rice pudding always needs some sort of a topping. Luckily, I did have a pint of sour cream and thought hmmm NYC cheesecake has a very similar taste to rice pudding and I love a sweetened sour cream layer baked on top of a cheesecake, so why wouldn’t it be as tasty on baked rice pudding?   Result was pretty good, especially, if you prefer a sweet-tart flavor to all sweet.


2 c. cooked short grain white rice
1/2 cup in season soft fruits,
such as diced mangoes,
pineapple, peaches, etc. OR rum-
soaked raisins
4 medium eggs/2 xlarge
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
2 cups milk
Sour Cream Topping:
1 pint sour cream
1/2 granulated white sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place a large rectangular baking dish inside a slightly larger baking pan. Filling the bottom, larger pan with water until the water level is about half way up the outside of the smaller pan, making a waterbath for the pudding.   Inside the smaller baking pan, whisk together eggs, salt, vanilla, sugar and milk. Stir in cooked rice and raisins or other fruit. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes. Combine the sour cream topping ingredients in a bowl and set aside. Leaving oven on, take pudding from oven and gently dot the top with dollops of the sour cream topping and then spread, evenly covering the rice pudding. Put back in the oven and bake for an additional ten minutes. Remove from oven, set on rack and cool until warm enough to handle. Serve sprinkled with cinnamon either warm or perferably, well chilled.

14 thoughts on “Baked Rice Pudding with Sour Cream Topping

    1. I am such a messy cook, my camera would be ruined:) I’m going to try to work on that.

      I envy the photo tutorial talent of “healthyindiankitchen”!

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      1. I know, we both could learn a lot there 👍

        You, a messy cook ? That’s really funny because I’m the one who should’ve been the messy one 😁

        Mom’s way of keeping things as neat and clean as you go never really hit home on me until I started driving a semi.. Suddenly, my tiny kitchen opened my eyes to her wisdom.. 😮


  1. I loved my grandma’s rice pudding. She cooked it on top of the stove and used raisins, but I love the idea of pineapples, mangoes, or peaches. And sour cream? Sounds perfect. But I’m wondering how a dish that takes more than two hours to prepare and cook can be considered a “last minute” dessert. lol

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    1. Luckily, I am a pretty good multitasker:)
      Already had leftover rice. Dessert only takes a couple minutes to whisk together and it baked while I was making dinner on the stovetop.

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