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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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.
4.41 from 22 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


  • 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


  • 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.


This copycat Kozy Shack Rice Pudding contains gluten.


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.

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  1. Max Herr

    2 stars
    This may be a “creamy” rice pudding, but it is not anything close to Kozy Shack . . . period. Look at the ingredient list on a cup of Kozy Shack rice pudding. What do you see? Reduced Fat Milk, Rice, Sugar Eggs, a little salt, and a tiny bit of “natural flavors” (vanillin). No flour.

    The real secret to a Kozy Shack copycat rice pudding is a very small amount of rice in comparison to the milk.– on the order of 1/4 to 1/3 cup of uncooked long-grain white rice to 1 quart of milk and a beaten egg. Add sugar to taste with a hint of vanilla extract or steep a vanilla bean in the milk just until it boils, then remove. I omit the salt as an unnecessary ingredient. Makes about 6-8 servings (unless you just can’t help yourself).

    On the stovetop: simply combine all the ingredients, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a slow simmer and cook until thickened. Couldn’t be easier. The recipe actually originated on the railroad in the late 1800s or early 1900s.

  2. Just a truthsayer

    Brown rice is not ‘healthier’ than white rice, so that turns me off from this recipe from the get-go. Read about how the body metabolizes both types of grain and why brown rice causes so many more digestive issues for people. It is not superior in any way.

  3. Josh

    4 stars
    It’s been a few years since I’ve had kozy shack but it’s always been my favorite. I reduced both sugar and flour a bit, really cooked the milk mixture a long time till it was quite thick, and it came out really good! I don’t remember kozy shack exactly but from what I remember it’s pretty close, definitely closer than other time oring recipes.

    I should have cooked the rice longer, till it was overdone, because the rice is a little hard in the pudding, would be nice if it blended in better. I used arborio rice, which is generally the best for rice pudding.

    Thank you!

  4. Sharon

    5 stars
    I used 1 cup almond milk and 1 cup fat free milk, as that is what is in our house. I meant to purchase a small whole milk but forgot. I wasn’t sure how it would come out. But it was delicious. No flour taste at all. Thank you. I will try it with whole milk next time!

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