Lamb’s Famous Rice Pudding

Lambs Rice Pudding

April’s Master Baker’s challenge ingredient is vanilla. Lamb’s creamy smooth vanilla rice pudding immediately came to mind when I was trying to decide what to make for this challenge. When I was just 18, I started working as a legal secretary in downtown Salt Lake City. Lamb’s Grill, which is “Utah’s Oldest Most Famous Restaurant”, was right next door. Several times a week during our afternoon coffee break, we would go to Lamb’s and I would order their delicious rice pudding. A few years later I was thrilled when the SL Tribune printed the recipe.

Lamb’s Famous Rice Pudding


  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 cups whole milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 1 cup raisins (not in the original recipe, but for me it is a must)


In large saucepan combine rice, 1 cup sugar and 8 cups milk. Cook, covered, until the rice is tender, stirring frequently (about 1 hour). In mixing bowl combine eggs, 2 cups milk, 1/4 cup sugar and vanilla. Beat well. When the rice is tender, add egg mixture; cook until mixture just starts to boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool then chill. (It will thicken as it cools.)

Lamb's always served it cold with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top, but I love it warm. Enjoy!

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  1. Gigi says

    This is incredibly delicious rice pudding. Delicious. A little more work but the results are more than worth it. I did use the ingredients I had at home. Brown sugar, 2% milk and Botan Calrose rice. Simply wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

    • says

      Hi Gigi – Thanks so much for letting me know you enjoyed the rice pudding. We love this recipe too. Brown sugar sounds like a wonderful addition, I may try that next time.

  2. HoneyB says

    I have to try this! Rice Pudding is one of the dishes we always make for CFY/EFY weekends, I’m ready for a new creamy recipe instead of the custardy one we have been using!

  3. Priscilla says

    This pudding sounds delicious! I’d have to say I’ve only had rice pudding a couple of times…but I’d give yours a try!

  4. Barbara Bakes says

    Deborah – I don’t make it into Salt Lake very often any more either, but I may have to start when they get the construction finished.

    Jenny – I would love it if you shared your favorite rice pudding recipe.

  5. Deborah says

    I obviously don’t get up to Salt Lake very often -I have never heard of Lamb’s! Now I want some, though!!