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10 Best Cream of Rice Recipes

Try these cream of rice recipes for easy, delicious dishes! Cream of rice is one of those overlooked pantry staples that does it all and takes center stage in these meals.

It’s a breakfast food, a thickening agent, and the secret ingredient in tasty desserts.  

Rice Pudding with Fresh Berries in a White Bowl
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Bonus points: Cream of rice is surprisingly healthy, so it’s a great way to boost nutrition to your kitchen creations. 

Its creamy consistency and low price tag make it a must-have.

 1. Homemade Cream of Rice

Boxed cream of rice works in a pinch, but nothing compares to this homemade recipe. It’s thick, creamy, and explodes with decedent flavors for breakfast.

It has creamy porridge-like rice, coconut milk, and agave for sweetness. It’s perfect for tasty toppings like fruit, nuts, or chocolate chips. 

It walks a fine line between sweet and savory, and you can dress it up however you like. Who doesn’t love an incredibly versatile recipe?

And since rice is one of the most affordable pantry staples, this breakfast recipe is easy on the bank account. 

2. Loaded Baked Potato Cream of Rice

There’s nothing better than a loaded baked potato, but potatoes are pretty low on the nutrition scale. 

This recipe captures that creamy magic of potatoes with a nutrition boost from the cream of rice. It’s just as silky smooth as a tender baked potato and has all the classic fixings like cheese, bacon, and sour cream. 

The next time you reach for the potatoes for a tasty side dish, try this cream of rice recipe instead. It’s still as creamy and delicious but a little more nutritious than your run-of-the-mill potato. 

You’ll never look at a potato the same way!

3. Cream of Rice with Cinnamon Brown Sugar

Have a long day of apple picking and pumpkin carving ahead of you? This cream of rice with cinnamon and brown sugar is the perfect fall-inspired breakfast. 

It tastes like a nutty brown sugar and pecan dessert, but it’s surprisingly nutritious and oh-so-filling! It’s the perfect cool-weather breakfast treat. It checks the breakfast box but tastes like a stunning dessert. 

Who doesn’t want dessert for breakfast? It’s quick and easy, and a great way to fuel your long day ahead. 

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4. Simple Cream of Rice Breakfast Bowl

Breakfast bowls are my go-to treat when I need a lot of energy to tackle the day. And this simple cream of rice breakfast bowl is a nutritious way to start the day. 

It does circles around the food pyramid with fruit, nuts, and healthy nutrition from the cream of rice. 

It has a base of cream of rice and berries, cinnamon, and a drizzle of peanut butter. It tastes like a dessert for breakfast. Yes, please!

5. Rice Pudding

It’s not a cream of rice party without a tasty rice pudding recipe!

If you’ve never made rice pudding, this recipe is the perfect place to start. It can be pretty technical, but this recipe keeps things nice and simple. 

With only five ingredients, it’s hard to mess up this incredibly easy and tasty dessert. And with cinnamon, vanilla, and raisins, it’s the perfect after-dinner treat to serve fireside. 

It’s so quick, easy, and delicious, it’s sure to be your family’s new favorite treat. 

6. Rice Pudding Pie

What’s better than a hot bowl of rice pudding? This rice pudding pie! Move over, pumpkin pie. This is comfort food at its finest. 

It has a simple mixture of sweet rice pudding as the filling and earns a crispy topping of brown sugar and cinnamon. This pie is hard to resist, with a flaky crust (homemade or store-bought) and a decently sweet flavor. 

And there’s enough pumpkin and pecan pie at the dinner table. It’s time to switch things up! It’s dense, chewy, sweet, and the perfect way to end a heavy meal. 

7. Cream of Rice for Easy Breakfasts

Here’s yet another recipe for homemade cream of rice that puts boxed cream of rice to shame. And making it is so easy and worth the time (it takes less than 30 minutes). 

It combines rice, half and half, milk, and salt. That’s almost all you need for this tasty breakfast treat. 

To take this homemade cream of rice over the top, gather all your favorite toppings. Try cinnamon, fruit, peanut butter, nuts, or chocolate chips. There are no poor choices. 

8. Beef, Bloobs, and Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cream of Rice

Sometimes, the best recipes are the ones that make you scratch your head. And this beef, bloobs, and brown sugar cinnamon cream of rice recipe is a real head-scratcher. 

It features beef, blueberries, cream of rice, and maple syrup in a hearty breakfast bowl. While it sounds strange, it tastes exactly like McGriddles from McDonald’s. 

9. Cream of Rice Smoothies

Cream of rice can be a thickening agent in specific recipes, which rings true in this smoothie. 

Getting that thick and dreamy consistency in a breakfast smoothie often calls for ice cream. But the cream of rice adds that creamy, thick consistency without the sugar and calories. It also has loads of healthy nutrition. 

10. Cream of Rice Cake

Think of this cream of rice cake as a healthy spin on a single-serving mug cake. 

It’s the perfect treat for late-night snackers. It’s quick, healthier than an actual slice of cake, and satisfies your sweet tooth. Plus, no oven or stovetop is required. 

Heat it up in the microwave, grab some chocolate syrup and sprinkles, and snack away guilt-free. Go ahead and sneak into the kitchen after everyone falls asleep to treat yourself!

10 Best Cream of Rice Recipes

These cream of rice recipes are so versatile! From breakfasts to pie to smoothies, it’ll quickly become a pantry staple.


  • Homemade Cream of Rice

  • Loaded Baked Potato Cream of Rice

  • Cream of Rice with Cinnamon Brown Sugar

  • Simple Cream of Rice Breakfast Bowl

  • Rice Pudding

  • Rice Pudding Pie

  • Cream of Rice for Easy Breakfasts

  • Beef, Bloobs, and Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cream of Rice

  • Cream of Rice Smoothies

  • Cream of Rice Cake


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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