Homemade Rice Pudding recipe: Creamy and Healthy version

Homemade Rice Pudding recipe: Creamy and Healthy version

Hello everyone hope you are having a nice Sunday, I have been enjoying this first autumn weekend a lot. So, yesterday as I was laying on the sofa, I thought I would treat myself with a very special  typically homemade dessert, the rice pudding. I know there are a lot of recipes about rice pudding but I do it the simple way (no butter,no egg and no cream and I have 2 useful tips,as well.) I am always happy with the results, as it is creamy, sweet and it has the perfect amount of spices. Rice pudding is a very antique recipe so as a consequence it has the most basic ingredients and the smell you have on your kitchen while cooking it is something incredible ( it really looks and feels like  autumn).

 

Ingredients: Homemade Rice Pudding recipe: Creamy and Healthy version

To make this recipe you will need:

This will serve 2 persons and it takes about 20-25 minutes to prepare

3-3 1/3 cups of milk ( I used the semi skimmed milk)

1/3 cup of Arborio rice (I think it is the perfect type of rice for a creamy result but you can use whatever you have)

1/4 cup of granulated sugar

Lemon peeled skin

1 teaspoon of cornflour (this will thicken the pudding)

1 teaspoon of Cinnamon

1/3 cup  of Sultanas

The preparation:

Pour almost all of the amount of the milk (3 cups) on a sauce pan  and then add the rice, the cinnamon and the lemon peeled skin and let them boil (this way  the rice will get all the cinnamon and lemon aroma)on a medium heat and always stir.

Tip 1- Add the sugar only after the rice is cooked otherwise it will never get cooked and will be hard.

As soon as the milk comes to a boil lower the heat to mediumto low heat and make sure to carefully stir all the time (otherwise the rice will stick to the pan (you need to treat it like you are doing a risotto). When you notice the rice is cooked add the sugar and stir.

Tip 2-Now mix the teaspoon of cornflour with the remaining of the milk, I do this precedure to avoid clumps and then add it to the sauce pan and stir for about 5 minutes.

When you notice the rice is  89% creamy turn the heat off, add the sultanas and mix. Please remember that the rice will continue cooking even after you turn the heat off. Immediately place the pudding on the bowl  or container.

If you want to eat it cold remember to put a cling film touching the top of the pudding this way it won’t create the skin.

Homemade Rice Pudding recipe: Creamy and Healthy version

 

To tell you the truth I had it warm as I couldn’t resist but it is perfect cold as well. I like this recipe because I personally think adding cream and egg or butter is unnecessary as the milk, the rice and the cornflour create a light and very creamy texture which I think is better as it doesn’t get too mushy when the pudding is ready to eat. The only important thing to remember is that as soon as you notice the rice  slightly thickening, turn the heat off immediately. I love  the fact that it has few and simple ingredients which I think that is what home cooking is about. Please do try this version of rice pudding I am sure you will like it!

Homemade Rice Pudding recipe: Creamy and Healthy version

Happy Autumn!!! 🙂

 

 

 

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33 comments

  1. Do you have any idea what’s good substitute for sultana?

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    1. Hello Madonna thank you for stopping by, I think almonds flakes would work quite well, or coconut flour, even roseberries or blueberries! Hope this helped! 🙂

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  2. Everything except the cinnaminnamonmon is OK by me.I’m salivating now.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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    1. Thank you so much davidprosser for the nice words, I really do appreciate! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  3. Very pretty presentation!

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    1. Thank you very much, actually those bowls are my favourite ones! Lol,
      Best wishes,
      Alice 🙂

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  4. Oh god that looks so good! I love Rice Pudding! Should definitely make this some time 😀 Thank you so much for this healthy version!

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    1. You are more than welcome and thank you so much for your kind words sarahgiebens. I love rice pudding,too and love this recipe even more! Please let me know how it goes! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  5. allergicinmelb · · Reply

    That looks lovely!!

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    1. Thank you allergicinmelb, I love cooking simple and traditional recipes, I hope you will give it a go,
      it’s so creamy 🙂

      Regards,
      Alice

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  6. Wow! My mum used to cook that for me when I was only a little girl 🙂 It’s so delicious! By the way, great photo!

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    1. Thank you very much for your lovely comment 🙂
      I’m really glad it reminds you to your childhood 🙂

      Love it too 🙂

      Best Regards,
      Alice

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  7. kleinedee · · Reply

    My grandmother used to make rice pudding for me as a special treat! I love how food can evoke a specific memory. I will definitely be making this because it looks delicious (and because it will remind me of my lovely Nana!).

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    1. Aww I loved reading your comment, grandmothers are really special, nothing beats their dishes accompanied by wonderful smell and flavours. So simple but definitely unbeatable cooking. Thank you so much for sharing this with me and I feel proud and delighted that this recipe brought back nice memories to you. 🙂
      Very best wishes,
      Alice

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  8. Yummm…It is the perfect season for this! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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    1. You’re welcome, that’s right, perfect for Autumn 🙂

      Best Regards,
      Alice

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  9. Looks gorgeous Alice. Happy Autumn to you!🍁🍂

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    1. Thank you darling! 🙂

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  10. Yum! I love rice pudding. 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much,
      I love it too, perfect for Autumn 🙂

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  11. I adore rice pudding! Such a shame it’s fallen out of fashion really since it takes so long to do the old-fashioned way in the oven. Love your quick risotto method though so will have to give it a try. You’re missing out on the caramelised skin that forms on the top!

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    1. Thank you Simon for the very nice words and stopping by, I hope you will give this rice pudding version a go! I will have to try the oven version as well as I Love it the both ways! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  12. Kayleigh · · Reply

    Hey, hope you’re doing well. I’ve nominated your for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award! http://kayleighm8.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

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  13. Yum, yum! This is one of my favorites! Need to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much johannerafn for the nice words, please let me know how it goes! 🙂

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  14. Hi Alice, thanks for visiting my blog. Yours is pretty awesome. Love the photos 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice words, I really do appreciate!
      Have a nice weekend! 🙂

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  15. This looks great! I’m going to have to make this soon.

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words and trying the rice pudding recipe, I really hope you will like the results and please let me know the results! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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