Rice Pudding Soufflé

Thursday 29 September 2011

A few years ago, we went out for dinner at a very fancy restaurant and had the most amazing dessert - rice pudding soufflé. Needless to say, this pudding ended up in my hall of fame. My guy somehow managed to nab the recipe and attempted to make his first soufflé. I had heard that soufflés are difficult and temperamental but it was so simple to make and it turned out beautifully! (I have joked that if my bf can make this, then anyone can!) We have tweaked it a bit over the years to our taste (I prefer it to be more ricey than the recipe) but this is something you can play around with. Don't forget to top it off with some vanilla ice-cream!

What you will need: (makes 2 big soufflés or 4 little ones)

  • 75g short grain pudding rice
  • 250ml whole fat milk (we just use semi skimmed but it’s up to you)
  • 80g egg whites (about 3 eggs but it depends on their size)
  • 50g castor sugar
  • butter for greasing the ramekins

Start with the base by cooking the rice in the milk (covered with a double layer of clingfilm) over a Bain Marie for 45 mins. Once cooked, leave the rice to cool.

Separate the eggs and discard the yolk.

Step3Add the castor sugar to the egg whites and whisk to reach a stiff peak.

Butter the ramekins twice. (The recipe says to do this before whisking the egg whites but we always forget and it still turns out fine).

After the second buttering, coat the ramekins in a fine layer of castor sugar.

Fold in a third of the egg white into the rice base making sure that the rice is properly mixed in the egg whites. Once mixed, gently fold in the rest.

Spoon into the ramekins (don’t press it down but make sure that the whole ramekin is filled).

It should look a little something like this! Bake at 180 degrees for 8-10 mins. (If you have opted for the bigger ones, cook for closer to 10 mins).

Serve with vanilla ice-cream and prepared to be amazed!


  1. oh my - my mouth is watering! I love rice pudding but have never seen it in this preparation. Well done - yours looks perfect!

    xo Allison
    Spicer + Bank

  2. This looks amazing! I thought I was the only one who still loves rice pudding. Seeing it all dressed up as a souffle looks delicious! Definitely going to try this this weekend.

    Jenna @ the beautiful shelter

  3. I've always wondered how to make this! great recipe!

  4. This sounds DIVINE! Glad you liked the post today - sounds like you are an even bigger fan of his work than I am. :)

  5. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
    I love rice pudding so will definitely be trying this out!

    Abigail x

  6. Yum! This sounds amazing, and yours turned out perfectly puffed!

  7. I am going to have to try and make these, they look delicious!


  8. this looks amaaaaaazing! i can't believe your boyfriend found it for you and recreated. and better yet, you broke no kitchen appliances making it ;)

  9. Yum! My mom's rice pudding is my favourite...but I would certainly be willing to give this one a try!

  10. i think every place in theworld has their own kind of rice pudding! i know the greek and the norwegian one... now i know this one too! thanks. i think i`ll try it in the weekend : )

  11. Yummy!!! I have to try this! xx

  12. Love this! Rice Pudding is the hub's favorite. Now I have a whole new recipe. Thanks!

  13. this seems indeed light and divine :) I also heard that soufflé were hard to realize but if you say thi one is simple, I'd like to try to make it at home :)

  14. Bookmarking this! It looks so yummy. And I love that there's not too many ingredients involved. Simplicity is key for me!


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