RECIPE: Rice Pudding (simple and healthy)

There are many different ways to make Rice Pudding. Growing up, my mom made a version with egg custard on top (sounds gross but it was delicious). My aunt makes a Danish version with heavy whipping cream. This recipe, however, is my favorite. It's so simple, so tasty, and by reducing the sugar amount...kinda healthy!
This makes a yummy breakfast and is a great way to use up milk that's about to go old.

1 cup long-grain rice
6 cups milk (nonfat is okay)
1/2 cup sugar (I use 1/4 cup Splenda and 1/4 cup Sugar)
1 tsp. vanilla
dash of cinnamon

* Pour 6 cups of milk into a microwave-safe bowl and warm in the microwave for appx 5 minutes. (You don't need to do this step but I find that it saves time in the next step - waiting for the milk to boil on the stove)
* Combine rice and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
* Reduce to a low simmer and cook until the rice is soft, stirring occasionally, 20-25 minutes
(be careful as you're stirring not to scrape the bottom of the pan too hard, as a small milk-film has formed on the bottom. This is normal, just don't scrape the bits into your pudding)
* Remove from heat and add sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon (you can add 1/4 cup raisins if you like).
* Cool and refridgerate.


sarahz said...

thanks dana- i've been looking for a good "healthy" rice pudding recipe.

Erica said...

That looks delish, I just might have to make it tonight for my breakfast tomorrow morning. And I forgot to comment on the corn soup you made for Artichokes... yummy!!!

Connie said...

That looks good, and guilt-free since I'm trying to cut out a lot of junk! I used to eat WAY too much candy.

Camille said...

That sounds so good right now. Thanks for the instructions. I've actually never made it before.

Nat said...

Ooooh this looks yummy! I used to work at a rice pudding shop so I know first hand the effects of NON guit-free rice pudding (15 lbs worth!). So glad to finally have a low fat version! Thanks, Dana

Claudia said...

thanks for the recipe and having it so readily available on your blog! i finally got to making it this morning and it is yummy :)