Try these sweet rice recipes to kickstart your metabolism. Which version will you cook?

Are you a lover of all things sweet and can’t imagine the start of the day without a hearty and sweet breakfast, and are you looking for more inspiration to get you started in the morning?

These sweet rice recipes are perfect for you! The recipe is simple, the ingredients basic and the taste? She is absolutely fantastic!

Choose your favorite and try to prepare it in various variations, so that it is always fun and, above all, tasty!

What porridge will you start today?

Baked sweet rice with apples

Grandma’s traditional recipe for sweet baked rice with juicy apples. Try this sweet treat with us. You won’t even expect it and you will be transported back in time to your childhood years, when you spent your holidays with your grandmother in the village!

What will we need

  1. 250 g uncooked brown rice
  2. 4 tablespoons of butter
  3. 500 ml of applesauce
  4. 200 g of chopped peeled apples
  5. 100 g cane sugar
  6. 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  7. Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Cook the rice according to the instructions on the package
  3. Stir 2 tablespoons of butter into the hot rice
  4. Add applesauce, apples, cane sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and salt
  5. Spoon 2 tablespoons of butter into a greased deep baking dish
  6. Grease the baking pan with butter and sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon
  7. Pour the sweet rice into the baking dish and put it in the oven
  8. Bake uncovered at 180 degrees for 35 minutes
  9. Baked rice porridge can be served hot or cold
Baked rice with cinnamon, apples and applesauce in bowls.

Sweet rice with cardamom

If you like to enjoy rice pudding or rice porridge, you must try our easy recipe for this delicacy. The recipe comes from North India and is enjoyed all over the country. You can prepare this delicacy in less than an hour, so it is perfect both for starting the metabolism in the morning and as a side dish for dinner. You will not be disappointed with the end result!

What will we need

  1. 250 g Basmati rice
  2. 3 pcs of green cardamom
  3. ¼ teaspoon salt
  4. 300 ml of water
  5. Cinnamon stick
  6. 3 tablespoons of ghee
  7. 125 g of sugar

For seasoning

  1. 2 teaspoons of turmeric

For decorating

  • 150 g of cashew nuts
  • dry rose petals (optional)


  1. If we prepare the rice in a pot on the stove, we first rinse the rice in cold water until the water is clear and then put it in the pot to cook
  2. Cook the rice according to the instructions on the package, until soft
  3. If we are going to prepare it in a rice cooker, soak the rice in cold water for 20 minutes in a medium-sized bowl
  4. Then we move the rice to the rice cooker and add water
  5. Turn on the rice cooker and let it cook the rice
  6. After cooking, drain the excess water and transfer the rice to a bowl
  7. Now place a large pan on the stove and turn it on to medium heat
  8. Add ghee to it
  9. Once the ghee is hot, add green cardamom, cinnamon stick, turmeric and sugar
  10. We fry everything well, and then reduce the temperature to low
  11. We will check the rice
  12. After cooking, add the rice to the same pan as the spices
  13. Increase the heat under the pan to medium and stir well for at least five minutes
  14. The sweet rice is ready to serve
  15. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with cashew nuts and dry rose petals before serving.

You can also garnish the sweet rice with chopped pistachios and almonds

If you want to keep the white color of the rice, omit the turmeric

You can also use cane or coconut sugar instead of sugar to make a healthier version of sweet rice

Basmati rice or any other long grain rice works best for this sweet rice recipe

Amazing creamy rice in a sweet way from the Indian Turmeric and Cardamom Rice recipe.

Sweet rice with cinnamon

This sweet rice pudding is made in the traditional Mexican way with whole milk and coconut milk, together with aromatic cinnamon they form a perfect tasty combination.

What will we need

  1. 500 ml of water
  2. ½ stick of cinnamon
  3. 750 g uncooked white rice
  4. 500 ml of whole milk
  5. 500 ml of coconut milk
  6. 200 g of white sugar
  7. 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon


  1. Mix the water and the cinnamon stick in a pot that we turn on to high heat
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes until the cinnamon has released its color and flavor
  4. Add the rice, reduce the heat to minimum, cover the pot and cook for about 20 minutes
  5. The rice is ready when it softens and absorbs the water
  6. Gradually add whole milk to the rice, then coconut milk
  7. Stir in the sugar
  8. Cook everything uncovered for about 10 minutes, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens
  9. Sweet rice with cinnamon is served hot or cold
  10. Sprinkle each portion with ground cinnamon and decorate as desired
Fluffy and creamy Mexican-style rice with cinnamon.

Condensed milk rice pudding

The sweet and creamy rice porridge is made from basic ingredients, the process does not contain any tricks and you can enjoy a healthy, warm and hearty meal in a very short time.

What will we need

  1. 150 g of short grain rice
  2. 1 liter of water
  3. 200 ml condensed milk
  4. A pinch of grated nutmeg
  5. 4 spoons of whipped cream
  6. 6 spoons of raspberry jam


  1. Wash the rice thoroughly, drain and put in a large pot of water
  2. Bring the water in the pot to a boil and cook uncovered for approximately 25 minutes, stirring occasionally
  3. Stir in condensed milk, nutmeg and cream
  4. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil
  5. Cook for at least a few minutes until the rice pudding has the desired thickness
  6. Remove the sweet rice from the heat and serve with the marmalade
The best sweet rice made from condensed milk with marmalade and raisins.

Rice pudding with plums

This rice porridge with plums will not give you a chance to stop until all that is left is an empty bowl and the amazing taste of creamy rice temptation and the sweetness of roasted plums on your tongue! This goodness cannot be described in words, you have to taste it.

What will we need

  1. 300 g of plums
  2. 500 ml of rice milk
  3. 120 g of short-grain rice
  4. ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  5. 80 ml of plum juice
  6. 80 ml of port wine
  7. 80 g of sugar
  8. Cinnamon stick
  9. Cinnamon (for garnish)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees
  2. Halve the plums, remove the pits and cut them into wedges
  3. Place them in a baking dish
  4. Mix the plum juice with port wine and sugar
  5. Add a cinnamon stick
  6. Pour the mixture evenly over the plums in the baking dish
  7. Mix the plums in the sauce to coat them and bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for approximately 30 minutes
  8. Bring the rice milk to a boil
  9. Add rice and vanilla extract
  10. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes
  11. We serve the rice pudding with baked plums and a pinch of cinnamon

If you want to start your morning really healthy, get inspired by other recipes, this time from oatmeal. Bake these oat pancakes or cook one of these oatmeals !

The best sweet rice with roasted plums in wine.

Unbaked rice balls in white chocolate

Indulge in these delicious sweet balls made with creamy rice, matcha green tea and vanilla, all covered in decadent melted white chocolate. For the perfect texture of the balls, use short-grain sushi rice, which comes together into a creamy fairy tale when cooked in condensed milk.

What will we need

  1. 250 g of short-grain sushi rice
  2. 125 ml sweetened condensed milk
  3. ½ teaspoon of salt
  4. A teaspoon of matcha green tea powder
  5. A teaspoon of vanilla extract
  6. 340 g of white chocolate (melted)


  1. Mix sushi rice, water, sweetened condensed milk and salt in a pot
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil
  3. Then immediately reduce the heat to a minimum
  4. Cover the pot and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, until the rice is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  5. Turn off the heat and leave the pot with the rice covered for 10 minutes
  6. Mix matcha green tea powder and vanilla into the rice
  7. Again, let the pot stand at room temperature, covered, for about 1 hour, until it cools down and thickens
  8. Using spoons, shape the rice into balls
  9. Place them on a tray lined with baking paper
  10. Put the melted white chocolate in a bowl
  11. Using 2 forks, dip the balls in melted white chocolate
  12. Transfer the balls to a clean tray lined with baking paper
  13. Put the tray in the fridge for about 15 minutes until the chocolate hardens

For decorating
To add an elegant touch, drizzle multiple types of chocolate over the top of the balls.
Use a plastic bag with a cut off edge to drizzle for easier decorating.

The secret to giving these sweet balls the perfect texture is only sushi rice!
Using short-grain sushi rice that has been cooked in a mixture of water and sweetened condensed milk gives this rice goodness a creamier touch.

Perfect soft balls of boiled rice covered in white chocolate.

Rice porridge with pumpkin

Be brave and try it today! But be warned, you’re going to love this fall-inspired dessert. With a light touch of vanilla extract, a cup of strong coffee, and tons of pumpkin spice, this rice pudding recipe makes for the perfect breakfast inspired by cool fall mornings.

What will we need

  1. 250 g uncooked white rice
  2. 500 ml of water
  3. 250 ml of strong coffee
  4. Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (or Gingerbread Spice)
  5. 250 ml pumpkin puree
  6. 250 ml of milk
  7. 200 g of granulated sugar
  8. spoon of vanilla extract
  9. Whipped cream


  1. To start, combine uncooked white rice, water, coffee and pumpkin pie spice in a medium saucepan
  2. Bring everything to a boil
  3. Reduce the temperature, cover and cook for 20 minutes
  4. Then stir in the pumpkin puree, milk and sugar and continue to cook on medium-low heat for 10 minutes
  5. Stir the porridge occasionally
  6. Remove the pot from the heat and serve the sweet porridge warm and topped with whipped cream
Perfect pumpkin spiced porridge with whipped cream, cranberries and nuts.

Fried sweet rice balls

Whether you need a holiday dessert recipe or want to add something fun and sweet to your Christmas breakfast, these golden fritters are sure to be a hit.

What will we need

For balls

  1. 220 g of brown rice
  2. 250 g plain flour
  3. 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  4. A teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  5. ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  6. ½ teaspoon of salt
  7. ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  8. 125 g granulated sugar
  9. 3 eggs
  10. A spoonful of lime zest
  11. A teaspoon of vanilla extract
  12. 150g mixed dried fruit (such as pitted plums, raisins, currants or cherries)
  13. Rapeseed oil

For syrup

  1. 125 g granulated sugar
  2. 125 g cane sugar
  3. 220 ml of water
  4. 80 ml of rum
  5. Icing sugar


  1. Cook the rice according to the instructions on the package and let it cool completely
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, salt and nutmeg
  3. Set the spice mixture aside
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat the sugar, eggs, lime zest and vanilla for 4 to 5 minutes, until thick
  5. Mix in the flour and seasoning mixture, rice and mixed dried fruit
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it stand for 30 minutes
  7. In a large pan or pour enough oil to fry in it
  8. We heat it to a medium temperature
  9. We work in batches, where with the help of a greased spoon, we carefully drop heaping tablespoons of dough into the hot oil
  10. Fry the dough for 2 to 3 minutes, until golden brown
  11. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the baked rice dough to a baking sheet lined with a paper towel
  12. For the simple rum syrup, combine granulated sugar, cane sugar, water and rum in a small saucepan set over medium heat.
  13. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the sugar dissolves
  14. Drizzle the still warm rice balls with rum syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar
Delicious fried pieces of rice sprinkled with powdered sugar with rum sauce.

Types of rice and where to use them?

Rice is the basis of almost every kitchen, and with so many different types, it is suitable for an unlimited number of recipes. However, the same type of rice goes well with every recipe you make, so think carefully about the type of rice you choose.

Substituting one type of rice for another can really change the resulting recipe, and not always for the better. Each type of rice has its own flavor, texture and unique characteristics that work well in different cooking methods.

So how to choose the right one? You will read about it in the following lines.

Length and shape

Rice is often characterized by its grain length and grain shape. That is why we divide it into 3 categories: long-grain, medium-grain or short-grain rice. Simply put, long grain rice will have a longer cylindrical shape, while short grain rice will be shorter and wider.

Long grain rice

This rice has grains that are three to four times longer than they are wide. Thanks to their composition with a high starch content, the grains separate well from each other when cooked, and are light and fluffy.

Medium grain rice

Compared to long grain rice, medium grain rice is shorter and wider. Because cooked grains are more fragile than long-grain rice, this rice has a greater tendency to stick together.

Short grain rice

With grains that are less than twice as long as they are wide, this rice is short and best for sushi. It has a sticky texture when cooked.


Sticky rice

Glutinous rice, also known as sweet rice, is mainly grown in Southeast and East Asia and is used in many traditional Asian dishes, desserts and sweets. Rice becomes very sticky when cooked and is often ground into rice flour.

Brown rice

This healthy rice retains its natural and characteristic brown color even during the harvest season. Although brown rice takes a little longer to cook than white rice, it’s worth the wait because it’s rich in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, and it’s a 100% whole grain food. Brown rice grains have a chewy texture when cooked. They add a pleasant, slightly nutty flavor to any dish. It is a versatile rice that goes well with stuffed peppers, sauces, fried foods, or in rice pilaf.

Black rice

Known as black rice, this highly nutritious rice has a mild nutty flavor. It is slightly sticky when cooked and is used in a variety of Chinese or Thai dishes, including Chinese black rice cake and mango sticky rice. Mix it with white rice to create a unique two-tone rice pilaf or rice bowl

Wild rice

Wild rice grains are harvested from grasses of the Zizania genus. Wild rice with a high protein content adds a colorful, exotic touch to any rice dish.

Serve it with French fries, mushroom soups or any Indian dish.

Basmati rice

Basmati rice is a type of long-grain rice that is popular in Indian and Asian cuisine. Cooked basmati rice adds a subtle nutty or popcorn flavor and aroma to dishes.

When cooked, the rice grains are long, dry and separated. Serve it alone or with fresh herbs, green onions, coconut or vegetables like a typical pilaf.

Jasmine rice

Jasmine rice, sometimes known as Thai fragrant rice, is a type of long grain rice with a long kernel and a slightly sticky texture when cooked. Use it if you want your food to be lightly scented with jasmine.

Jasmine rice is grown in Thailand, and thanks to this, it brings an exotic twist to every dish. Use it in a variety of traditional Asian dishes, including curries and stir-fries. The moist, soft texture is ideal for soaking up spices and flavors.


Arborio rice is a medium grain rice that is wider in size and has a characteristic white dot in the center of the grain. It is named after the town of Arborio in Italy where it is grown.

Due to its high starch content, Arborio rice has a slightly chewy and sticky consistency, creates a creamy texture when cooked and is ideal for dishes such as risotto, rice puddings and soups.

White rice

Due to its starchy composition, white long-grain rice has a slightly sticky consistency that is suitable for stuffings, sauces and fried dishes.

It is probably the most well-known and easily recognized rice in traditional recipes, but it is also popular in Asian and Mexican cuisine. Compared to other varieties of rice, it has a mild flavor and a light and fluffy texture when cooked.

Why wash rice?

To ensure that your rice has a great texture and to remove any pesticides that may be stuck to the grain, it is best to wash the rice before cooking. Rinsing the rice also gets rid of excess starch, which can cause mischief during cooking.

Milan & Ondra

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