Creamy Pineapple Rice Pudding - The Southern Lady Cooks

This creamy pineapple rice pudding is super easy to make and is a wonderful side dish for any occasion. The warm sauce you make with this is the perfect addition to this dish. If you love traditional rice pudding you will love this rice pudding too. Rice pudding has been around a really long time and is one of our favorites. Growing up my mother served rice pudding a lot and I still love it to this day!

Creamy Pineapple Rice Pudding Simple Ingredients

Long grain rice

Crushed pineapple


Vanilla extract

White sugar


Ground cinnamon

Milk (I used 2%)


Walnut pieces or nuts of your choice

I think the sauce makes this rice pudding! It really is easy to make and we love to just keep it on the table for people to add to their individual serving. You can easily use rum extract or just leave out the rum all together. The sauce will still be good regardless. Many people ask “can I leave out the raisins“.. of course.

If you like rice pudding you will also like this super easy recipe for stove top rice pudding.

Creamy Pineapple Rice Pudding - The Southern Lady Cooks

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5 from 4 votes

Pineapple Rice Pudding

This Creamy Pineapple Rice pudding is absolutely delicious. The perfect side dish for the holidays.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: easy side dish, pineapple, rice pudding, thankgsiving side dish
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 cup long grain rice cooked (I think you could use minute rice in this recipe, too.)
  • 1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup milk I used 2%
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup walnut pieces or nuts of your choice

Rum Sauce:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon white corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons rum could use bourbon, too. Can add more if you want. If you are a non-drinker you can use rum flavoring or just leave this out and add 2 teaspoons vanilla extract instead of one.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.


  • In a large bowl while rice is cooking mix all the other ingredients together. Once rice is cooked mix it into your other ingredients. Spray a casserole dish and fill with rice mixture. (Can add another 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg on top if you like nutmeg.)
  • Bake in preheated 325 degree oven 55 -60 minutes. Serve warm with rum sauce over top. Makes about 10 to 12 servings. Keeps well for several days in refrigerator. Reheat in microwave

Rum Sauce:

  • Combine ingredients and bring to boil on top of stove. Boil one minute. Can be reheated in microwave. Makes about 1 1/2 cups. Recipe can be doubled. Serve over rice pudding.

Tip:  To make rice whiter and fluffier add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the water before adding the rice.

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