A bowl of rice and a cup of tea on a wooden table, with a jasmine tea recipe.

Jasmine Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is one of those recipes from the past that’s being given a revival in restaurants all across the world.

This dish definitely reminds me of my childhood with its creamy texture. However, I’ve added a little twist to this dessert by infusing it with Jasmine loose leaf tea. The tea gives the milk and cream a subtle floral touch, beautifully complementing the aromatic rice. For a really fancy touch, try adding dried or glacé fruit into the recipe, or even a little of your favorite alcohol (rum works really well) for a more grown up treat.

Jasmine Rice Pudding
Preparation time: 15 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 350 per serve


  • 1 cup of Jasmine rice (200g)
  • 2 cups of whole milk (500ml)
  • 1 cup of heavy cream (250ml)
  • 1/4 cup of Jasmine loose leaf tea (20g)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar (100g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt (1.25g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (2.5ml)


  1. Rinse the Jasmine rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the milk, cream, and Jasmine loose leaf tea. Heat the mixture over medium heat until it begins to steam, but not boil (around 5 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat and let the tea infuse for 10 minutes.
  4. Strain the tea from the milk/cream mixture and return the liquid to the saucepan.
  5. Add the rice, sugar, and salt to the saucepan. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture cook, stirring often, for 25-30 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the pudding has thickened.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  8. Divide the pudding evenly among the serving dishes.
  9. Allow the pudding to cool before serving.

Equipment List

  • Medium-sized saucepan
  • Tea infuser or cheesecloth
  • Wooden spoon
  • Four serving dishes

This Jasmine Loose Leaf Tea Infused Jasmine Rice Pudding is something special. It makes for a lovely dessert, nicely wrapping up any meal.

The mild scent of Jasmine is woven into every bite, adding a unique touch to this beloved classic. The rice is soft, the pudding has a nice creaminess, and the sweetness is just right – not too intense.

It’s a dessert that brings comfort and pleasure in a balanced way. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

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A self-proclaimed tea explorer, Jess began her journey with tea as a hobby and it quickly blossomed into an enchanting love affair. From the rich, historical tapestries of traditional Chinese blends, to the modern twists of herbal infusions, there’s no leaf unturned.

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