National Rice Pudding Day - August 9

National Rice Pudding Day – August 9


On August 9, many celebrate their favorite dish–National Rice Pudding Day.

Rice pudding is made from rice mixed with water, milk, coconut milk, evaporated milk or cream and sometimes vanilla, cinnamon and raisins.  Different variants are used when preparing the dish either for dessert or dinner.

  • When preparing rice pudding for dessert – a sweetener, such as sugar is added.

Dating back to the Tudor period, the earliest rice pudding recipes were called whitepot.  One of the earliest known recipes was written down by Gervase Markham in 1615.

Rice Pudding is the title and subject of a poem by A.A. Milne, in which the narrator professes puzzlement as to what is the matter with Mary Jane, who is “crying with all her might and main/And she won’t eat her dinner—rice pudding again—/What is the matter with Mary Jane?” (Wikipedia)


Have fun in the kitchen  making a dish of rice pudding today and then share it with your family and friends! Use #NationalRicePuddingDay to post on social media.


We were unable to find the creator of National Rice Pudding Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.


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