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Lightened Up Rice Pudding

This Lightened Up Rice Pudding is a family friendly recipe! It’s creamy, sweet, and so easy to make! Serve as a sweet breakfast, midday snack, or for an easy dessert!

Servings: Makes 6 (1/2 cup) servings

GREEN: 3 SmartPoints per serving if using unsweetened almond milk or 4 Smartpoints per serving using skim milk without raisins

Blue: 3 SmartPoints per serving if using unsweetened almond milk or skim milk without raisins

Purple: ZERO Smartpoints per serving if using brown rice with unsweetened almond milk without raisins, 1 Smartpoint with brown rice with skim milk without raisins

What is rice pudding?

Rice pudding is a dish made from rice mixed with water or milk and other ingredients such as cinnamon and raisins. It can be served as a sweet breakfast, midday snack, or an easy dessert. 

What ingredients do I need to make this Lightened Up Rice Pudding?

 

This is a simple to make and requires just a few ingredient. Here’s the list of ingredients that you will need:

  • Water
  • Long grain white or brown rice -uncooked, not instant. I usually make my rice in a rice cooker, but I added directions for making it on the stove. 
  • Egg- slightly beaten 
  • Skim milk or unsweetened almond milk- I use skim milk for more creamy texture
  • Salt
  • Zero Point white granulated or brown sugar substitute- I use Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener
  • Vanilla extract
  • Raisins- these are optional. They add a sweetness and nice chewy texture to this rice pudding. You may use golden raisins, craisins, or regular raisins. 
  • Cinnamon or nutmeg for garnish 

 

 

How do I make this Lightened Up Rice Pudding?

The rice can be cooked in a rice cooker or on the stove.

For stove top directions: combine water and rice over high heat in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until tender, for about 40 minutes. 

In a different saucepan combine cooked rice, 1 1/2 cups skim milk or unsweetened almond milk, sugar substitute, and salt.  

Cook over medium heat until it thickens, 15 to 20 minutes.

Add remaining 1/2 cup skim or unsweetened almond milk

and beaten egg. Stir until well combined. 

Cook for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

Sprinkle or stir in 1/3 cup raisins, cinnamon or nutmeg, if desired.

Can this Lightened Up Rice Pudding be made in the Instant Pot?

Yes. It sure can.

Instant Pot Directions:

  1. Combine rice, water, and sugar substitute into the Instant Pot.
  2. Press “sauté” and bring to a boil. Cover with the lid and switch to “seal” position
  3. Press the “rice” button on the instant pot or use the Pressure Cook function on the Instant Pot and adjust to low pressure. Set cooking time for 16 minutes. 
  4. After cooking, press “cancel” and let the rice pudding sit for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, combine the egg, milk, vanilla, and salt. 
  5. After the 15-20 minutes is complete-do a quick release, and remove the lid. 
  6. Stir in the egg & milk mixture and continue stirring until well combined. 
  7. Press “saute” and bring the mixture to another boil. Then stir, turn off instant pot.
  8. Sprinkle or stir in 1/3 cup raisins, cinnamon or nutmeg, if desired.

 

Serve warm or at room temperature. 

I like serving the rice pudding in these ramekin dishes. They are the perfect size.  You can find these HERE on Amazon. 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup long grain white or brown rice (uncooked, not instant)
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten 
  • 2 cups skim milk or unsweetened almond milk- I use skim milk 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup white granulated or brown sugar substitute- I use Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup raisins, if desired
  • Garnish: cinnamon or nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Combine water and rice over high heat in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until tender, for about 40 minutes. 
  2. In a different saucepan combine cooked rice, 1 1/2 cups skim milk or unsweetened almond milk, sugar substitute, and salt.  Cook over medium heat until it thickens, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Add remaining 1/2 cup skim or unsweetened almond milk, and beaten egg. Stir until well combined. 
  4. Cook for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  5. Sprinkle or stir in 1/3 cup raisins, cinnamon or nutmeg, if desired.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature. 

 

Servings: Makes 6 (1/2 cup) servings

GREEN: 3 SmartPoints per serving if using unsweetened almond milk without raisins, 4 SmartPoints per serving if using unsweetened almond milk and raisins, 4 Smartpoints per serving using skim milk without raisins, 5 Smartpoints if using skim milk with raisins 

BLUE: 3 SmartPoints per serving if using unsweetened almond milk or skim milk without raisins, 4 SmartPoints per serving if using unsweetened almond milk and raisins, 5 Smartpoints if using skim milk with raisins 

PURPLE: 2 Smartpoints per serving if using brown rice with unsweetened almond milk and raisins, ZERO Smartpoints per serving if using brown rice with unsweetened almond milk without raisins, 1 Smartpoint with brown rice with skim milk without raisins, 2 Smartpoints with brown rice with skim milk and raisins or 4 SmartPoints per serving if using white rice, unsweetened almond milk and raisins or 3 SmartPoints per serving if using white rice, unsweetened almond milk without raisins  or 5 Smartpoints if using white rice, skim milk with raisins or 3 Smartpoints per serving using white rice, skim milk without raisins 

Yield: 6

Lightened Up Rice Pudding

Lightened Up Rice Pudding

This Lightened Up Rice Pudding is a family friendly recipe! It's creamy, sweet, and so easy to make! Serve as a sweet breakfast, midday snack, or for an easy dessert!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup long grain white or brown rice (uncooked, not instant)
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten 
  • 2 cups skim milk or unsweetened almond milk- I use skim milk 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup white granulated or brown sugar substitute- I use Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup raisins, if desired
  • Garnish: cinnamon or nutmeg

Instructions

    1. Combine water and rice over high heat in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until tender, for about 40 minutes. 
    2. In a different saucepan combine cooked rice, 1 1/2 cups skim milk or unsweetened almond milk, sugar substitute, and salt.  Cook over medium heat until it thickens, 15 to 20 minutes.
    3. Add remaining 1/2 cup skim or unsweetened almond milk, and beaten egg. Stir until well combined. 
    4. Cook for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
    5. Sprinkle or stir in 1/3 cup raisins, cinnamon or nutmeg, if desired.
    6. Serve warm or at room temperature. 

    Servings: Makes 6 (1/2 cup) servings

    GREEN: 3 SmartPoints per serving if using unsweetened almond milk without raisins, 4 SmartPoints per serving if using unsweetened almond milk and raisins, 4 Smartpoints per serving using skim milk without raisins, 5 Smartpoints if using skim milk with raisins 

    BLUE: 3 SmartPoints per serving if using unsweetened almond milk or skim milk without raisins, 4 SmartPoints per serving if using unsweetened almond milk and raisins, 5 Smartpoints if using skim milk with raisins 

    PURPLE:  ZERO Smartpoints per serving if using brown rice with unsweetened almond milk without raisins, 1 Smartpoint with brown rice with skim milk without raisins, 2 Smartpoints per serving if using brown rice with unsweetened almond milk and raisins, 2 Smartpoints with brown rice with skim milk and raisins or 4 SmartPoints per serving if using white rice, unsweetened almond milk and raisins or 3 SmartPoints per serving if using white rice, unsweetened almond milk without raisins  or 5 Smartpoints if using white rice, skim milk with raisins or 3 Smartpoints per serving using white rice, skim milk without raisins 


    NOTE: Nutritional information does not include optional toppings such as: raisins, cinnamon or nutmeg

Notes

Instant Pot Directions:

1. Combine rice, water, and sugar substitute into the Instant Pot.
2. Press "sauté" and bring to a boil. Cover with the lid and switch to "seal" position
3. Press the "rice" button on the instant pot or use the Pressure Cook function on the Instant Pot and adjust to low pressure. Set cooking time for 16 minutes. 
4. After cooking, press "cancel" and let the rice pudding sit for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, combine the egg, milk, vanilla, and salt. 
5. After the 15-20 minutes is complete-do a quick release, and remove the lid. 
6. Stir in the egg & milk mixture and continue stirring until well combined. 
7. Press sauté and bring the mixture to another boil. Then stir, turn off instant pot.
8. Sprinkle or stir in 1/3 cup raisins, cinnamon or nutmeg, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Amount Per Serving Calories 101Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 33mgSodium 146mgCarbohydrates 16gNet Carbohydrates 16gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 5g

Carole Hilton

Tuesday 18th of May 2021

Do you have to increase the rice cooking time if you are using brown rice? It typically takes longer to cook than white rice

Jennifer Harris

Wednesday 31st of March 2021

This is a game changer. I absolutely adore rice pudding. I made it exactly as stated except I was out of sugar sub. Instead I used Skinny Girl cinnamon roll syrup. Good Lord this is good. I love how you say a serving is half cup. That's precious. A serving is the entire pot! :)

Lindsay Kehl

Tuesday 6th of April 2021

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for your awesome review! I'm so thrilled to hear it was a huge hit!

Have a wonderful day!

Sara

Thursday 25th of February 2021

I am curious as to what happens of you use instant rice? I have a lot leftover (already cooked) and wanted to try to make rice pudding out of it! Has anyone attempted it that way? Thanks!

Sam

Thursday 13th of August 2020

Can i use Thai brown jasmine rice?

Lindsay Kehl

Friday 14th of August 2020

Hi Sam

Yes, I think that would make for a great substitute.

thanks

Michelle L. Hart

Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

Can you refrigerate this and if so, how long will it last?

Lindsay Kehl

Wednesday 3rd of June 2020

Hi Michelle

Yes, you can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Thank you!

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