Kozy Shack Rice Pudding

Kozy Shack Rice Pudding is a creamy and sweet rice pudding that is easy to make. Kozy Shack Rice Pudding has been a long-requested recipe that we are pleased to offer.

two bowls of homemade Kozy Shack rice pudding and cinnamon sticks

Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

Few desserts are as simple and comforting as Kozy Shack Rice Pudding. There is a pretty good chance that you grew up woofing down tubs of the stuff. But rice pudding is not just for kids or nostalgia. It is pretty darn delicious, too, and if you never had rice pudding before, you really missing out.

Although many Kozy Shack Rice Pudding recipes are floating around on the internet, few deliver this recipe’s creaminess. Why not whip up a batch for old-time’s sake or to try something new?

A Few Words About Rice

The type of rice you use in this recipe makes a huge difference to the texture of the cooked rice itself and the overall consistency of the custard. If you want to understand why, you need to know a little something about brown rice.

You probably already know that brown rice is healthier than white rice, but why? The reason is that brown rice is a whole grain. That means each grain of brown rice still has its bran, germ, and endosperm. While the bran and germ contain most of the nutrients in rice, they’re the parts responsible for the chewiness and distinct taste of brown rice.

Removing the bran and germ gives the rice a much milder flavor that is perfect for rice pudding. There are several ways to remove the bran and germ from the rice, but the most common method in the US is by using water. Other removal processes prevalent in different counties can leave behind residue that needs rinsing off before cooking.

In addition to using water-polished rice, look for shorter grains like Arborio or Japanese sushi rice for the best results. These types of rice cook to a tender but not mushy consistency.

Tempering Your Eggs

This is a pretty easy recipe to follow without a lot of things that can go wrong. However, there is one step that requires your careful attention. To avoid scrambling the egg yolks when pouring them to the pudding base, you must slowly warm the yolks. Do this by adding one spoonful of the hot liquid to the yolks at a time while stirring constantly. After the egg yolks are warm, you can combine the egg yolk mixture with the rest of the pudding base.

Tips For Making and Serving Kozy Shack Rice Pudding

  • Thoroughly cook out the flour raw taste. Adding flour to this recipe helps to thicken it, but you must allow the pudding base with the flour to come to a full boil for at least 2- 3 minutes.
  • Add a few raisins to the recipe. Many folks love to stir in a handful of rum-soaked raisins with the cooked rice to add a pop of flavor.
  • Top your rice pudding anyway you want. A dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon on top is a traditional way of serving rice pudding, but you don’t have to stop there. Fruit jams made from sour cherries, apricots, or peaches are great toppings as well.
  • Store the rice pudding covered in the fridge. While the rice pudding will last in the refrigerator for up to a week, it is best to finish within 48 hours to avoid the rice becoming overly mushy.

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Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Rice
  • Sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Whole Milk
  • Egg yolks
  • Vanilla Extract

We suggest using water polished rice if you have it available because it gives the rice a better texture when you make the Kozy Shack Rice Pudding.

Kozy Shack rice pudding ingredients

How to Make Kozy Shack Rice Pudding

  1. Cook rice according to package instructions.
  2. Place sugar, flour, salt, and milk in a saucepan.
  3. Cook on medium-low heat until the mixture begins to boil, stirring constantly.
  4. Let boil for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
    base mixture for homemade Kozy Shack rice pudding in a pan
  5. Remove from heat and slowly drizzle some of the hot mixture into the egg yolk while stirring or whisking constantly.
    Kozy Shack rice pudding mixture and a whisk in a bowl
  6. Pour egg yolk and rice into hot pudding mixture and place back on the stove.
  7. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  8. Remove from heat, add vanilla, and stir to combine.
  9. Refrigerate before serving.
  10. Serve with fruit, whipped topping, cinnamon, or freshly grated nutmeg.
two bowls of homemade Kozy Shack rice pudding and a bowl of cinnamon sticks

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two bowls of homemade Kozy Shack rice pudding and cinnamon sticks

Kozy Shack Rice Pudding

Make Kozy Shack Rice Pudding at home with this easy copycat recipe.
4.35 from 20 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Kozy Shack Rice Pudding, Rice Pudding
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 176kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked rice water polished rice is best
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 egg yolks beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place sugar, flour, salt, and milk in a saucepan.
  • Stir on medium-low heat until the mixture begins to boil. Let boil while stirring constantly for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and slowly drizzle 1/2 cup of the hot mixture into the egg yolks while whisking or stirring constantly.
  • Pour egg yolk and rice into hot pudding mixture and place back on the stove. Continue to cook for 2 – 3 minutes. Stir constantly so the pudding does not form lumps and stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Remove from heat, add vanilla, and blend well.
  • Chill before serving.
  • Serve with fruit, whipped topping, cinnamon, or freshly grated nutmeg.

Notes

This copycat Kozy Shack Rice Pudding contains gluten.

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 0.5mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. Debbie

    If you try the recipe and are not happy with the results then maybe it’s because you used the wrong ingredients, the amount or the procedure…think about it before you post your negative comments!

  2. Monet

    5 stars
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe! I followed the directions and it turned out beautiful! My kids ate it up! A true hit!

  3. karen johnson

    5 stars
    I am disappointed that people nowadays feel it is Ok to be nasty with everyone, perhaps thinking they are smarter and superior to others.If you have no nicely-worded comment, then maybe you should keep it to yourself- no need for being rude just because you cannot see the people you are looking to demean..my mother taught me better than all of this.

  4. ARF

    5 stars
    While I was cooking the flour/milk/sugar mixture, it smelled pretty “floury”, and I was worried that the pudding would end up tasting like batter. But after adding the eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon, it tastes lovely!
    Mine wasn’t as decadent as Kozy Shack, but it’s probably because I used 2% milk (didn’t have whole).

  5. Flo

    5 stars
    2nd time making this, I agree with the other comment, a bit less flour, and a touch more milk Excellent,Excellent Family favorite

  6. Rene

    5 stars
    This was great. I have 3 sons who love rice pudding and this was one of the best and easiest recipes ive tried. Thank you.

  7. E.ZAPATA

    Right on the money. taste as close as your gona get. love your version of it made it on a whim, I’m a 70 year old retired male who loves to cook and eat
    Enjoyed it very much

  8. Bonnie Roberts

    5 stars
    I love Kozy Shack rice pudding. I can eat all 6 cups at one time. I am excited about getting the recipe. Can’t wait to try it!!

  9. Diane

    1 star
    I strained a heaping tsp of the real Kozy Shack pudding. It had some long grain and the majority of it was chopped up. It only has a slight yellow color in it which I assume is the natural flavor-vanilla, but could possibly be a bit of yolk. To me it taste like it has beaten egg whites in it to thicken it along with cooking the milk until it reduces which is what thickens it, not flour. btw, I believe polished rice is just white rice, which has the brown husk removed. Some people don’t know what polished rice is. There is option on this site to delete or edit or I would have put all my comments into one.

    The reason this can not be copy cat is because they use 2% Reduced fat milk, I believe the rice is a short grain, not so much sugar per serving and they use very little eggs, salt and you don’t even know what the natural flavor is, it can come from plant, yeast or animal extract, but is obviously a secret to the taste of it, so that no one can really copy it.

    I strained a heaping tsp of the real Kozy Shack pudding. It had some long grain and the majority of it was chopped up. It only has a slight yellow color in it which I assume is the natural flavor-vanilla, but could possibly be a bit of yolk. To me it taste like it has beaten egg whites in it to thicken it along with cooking the milk until it reduces which is what thickens it, not flour. btw, I believe polished rice is just white rice, which has the brown husk removed. Some people don’t know what polished rice is. There is option on this site to delete or edit or I would have put all my comments into one.

    The reason this can not be copy cat is because they use 2% Reduced fat milk, I believe the rice is a short grain, not so much sugar per serving and they use very little eggs, salt and you don’t even know what the natural flavor is, it can come from plant, yeast or animal extract, but is obviously a secret to the taste of it, so that no one can really copy it.

    Cozy shack does not have flour in it. There is 8 servings for this recipe, so at the least 1 tsp per serving that would be less then a 1/4 cup. 2 tsps per serving would be 1/3 cup, so think about it that way before you make it. I’ve made rice pudding with coconut milk, which is also good.

    Dur, there is no flour in the “ingredients” on Kozy Shack pudding.

      • Flo

        5 stars
        So annoying that people can rip apart your receipe, if they dont like it they should keep their negative comments to themselves.
        I on the other hand, Throughly LOVE your Rice Pudding, and have made it several times,,,,,I will continue to make and enjoy, I do not care if flour is in the pudding or not.
        Ignore the negative comments, and be proud of your Receipe….Flo

    • Mabel

      4 stars
      Diane you obviously know more about cooking than any of us could possibly learn in a lifetime. You should put your recipes on the internet. I’m sure everyone will agree we want to do everything perfectly just like you do.

  10. TERRIE

    5 stars
    I eat a whole package of the Kozy Shack in one sitting. The cups seem to be a little smaller than a cup of Jello items. I love this stuff,, so I was so excited to find your recipe. My husband never eats the Kozy Shack Rice Pudding that I buy at the store, he always sticks with Chocolate pudding. I fixed your recipe the other night. I bake and make sweet desserts all the time. Your recipe is fantastic!! I have made other rice pudding recipes, and never was very pleased with the outcome. The recipe is so easy, and easy to follow, so I’m not understanding the negative comments. As far as the comment about the color her pudding came out, well for one thing, some yolks are darker than other ones, I’m not sure if the older the yolks are, the darker the yolks are, and sometimes when I buy large eggs, I actually think they are medium, so in that case, if you really get a so called large egg,, then the yolks will be bigger, making the color darker, but I don’t see where that’s a big deal at all. Like I said, your recipe is fantastic!!! The pudding I made turned out excellent! It was just as delicious as the packaged Rice Pudding by kozy Shack. My husband also loved it and asked for me to make it again. I think I’m going to make some right now. Thank you so much for sharing! It’s delicious!!

  11. Liss

    Hello! In the picture the rice pudding is white, but mine came out a little yellow because of the egg yolks. Did I accidentally do something wrong? Like maybe miss a step? Thank you!

    • Andrea Banks

      The Kozy recipe does not use that may yolks. The package even says less than 2% of eggs were used.

  12. Michele

    Wish I would’ve read the comments before making this. Not happy with it. Nothing like Kozy Shack at all. Extremly disappointed in the results ????????

  13. Sandy

    I just made a quadruple batch for Thanksgiving…my first time ever making it. U read the reviews after and the rude comments infuriated me, they should be grateful you put the effort in to recreate this recipe which I find VERY similar. I added cinnamon and all spice and I find it very similar the the Kozy Shack custard rice pudding the stores used to carry. Thank you Stephanie I will look for your cookbook.

  14. Wednesday Pettit

    Would it be ok to use minute maid rice bcus i cant find long grain rice anywhere? Also im very confused about a few things, should i cook the rice separately or do like the recipe states n remove from heat and place 1/2 cup of hot mixture into egg yolk and mix well. Pour egg yolk and rice into hot pudding mixture and place back on stove, continue to cook for 2 – 3 minutes. Is that long enough to cook the rice thoroughly or like i asked does the rice need to be cooked separately then added?

  15. Wednesday Pettit

    Would love to make this bcus I’ve been eating Just kozyshack rice pudding n thats it all day everyday for weeks. Where im confused is with the eggs? Everyone is saying use beaten egg yolks, so when do i put them in and when do i put the whites in and what do i do to the egg whites. Im looking for a pudding like texture?? Please help, im starting to get hungry. ive bought out 3 of my local grocery stores n none of them will be getting another shipment for 2 days so ill starve to death..

  16. Morgan

    I really wanted to like this because Kozy Shack my husbands favorite, but it was truly terrible. It was sickly sweet, had an odd flavor, and just not at all like Kozy Shack. It doesn’t even look the same. This shouldn’t be called a copy cat recipe.

  17. Ana

    Wanted to make rice pudding for my husband since we don’t have money right now. But he can’t have gluten. Anything besides flour I could use? Cornstarch?

    • Stacey

      If you buy the Bob’s Red mill 1 to 1 gluten free flour you can substitute in any recipe to make it gluten free. I have Celiac Diease since birth and this flour is the best

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