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    Holiday Rice Pudding Recipe


    Holiday Rice Pudding Recipe

    • Vegetarian
    • White
    • Vegetarian
    • Stovetop
    • Family-Friendly
    • 5 - 15 MIN
    Holiday Rice Pudding Recipe
    • Servings
    • Prep
    • Cook
    • Total
    • Sweet


    About this dish

    From the Kitchen of Frances Largeman-Roth, RD

    Your family and holiday guests will love the way this festive, easy-to-make recipe combines seasonal flavors—like cinnamon, cranberries, and maple syrup—with the goodness of whole-grain brown rice.


    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    • 2 (8.8 ounce) pouches UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Whole   Grain Brown
    • 1 cup whole milk
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • Zest of an orange
    • ½ cup sweetened dried cranberries
    • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
    • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
    • 2 tablespoons shelled pistachios, chopped


    1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
    2. Stir in the rice; break up any clumps with a spatula.
    3. Stir in the milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and orange zest and heat over medium for 5 minutes.
    4. Add the cranberries and maple syrup and bring to a simmer.
    5. Cover, lower heat, and cook for 5-6 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed.
    6. Spoon 2/3 cup of the rice pudding into each of 6 dessert cups or small bowls.
    7. Top each with 1 teaspoon pomegranate seeds and 1 teaspoon chopped pistachios.
    8. Serve while warm.


    Amount per serving (6 total)

    Calories: 272.29
    Total Fat : 6.4g
    Saturated Fat : 2.16g
    Trans Fat : 0.08g
    Sodium: 31.75mg
    Carbohydrates: 43.80g 2.27g
    Dietary Fiber: 2.27g
    Sugars: 17.41g
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