Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding with Dried Fruit

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In my quest for healthier desserts, I have been trying to get away from premade, processed sweets and turning more towards homemade. I have also started experimenting with natural sweeteners like honey and brown rice syrup.

I was recently sent some brown rice syrup from Tropical Traditions to try out and thought it would be a nice addition to this creamy rice pudding recipe I found. The original recipe came from the Lundberg website, although I made a few modifications as I went along.

If you don’t have their brown rice couscous, just use brown rice, cooked according to the package directions.

This was incredibly easy to make and in less than 30 minutes I have a wonderful smelling rice pudding to enjoy! Of course, I made it at 8 AM so I made myself wait till after lunch to try it!

 

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Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding with Dried Fruit

This homemade vanilla pudding is wonderfully creamy with a hint of vanilla and sweet dried fruit. The whipped cream on top is a decadent addition but if you wanted to omit it you would still have a wonderful dessert! I topped it with a little bit more dried fruit for some color and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Ingredients For Rice Pudding

  • 2 cups cooked Lundberg Original Plain Roasted Brown Rice Couscous
  • 2 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1/3 cup brown rice syrup (I used Tropical Traditions)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream (more for garnish)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried fruit
  • cinnamon (optional for topping)

How to Make Rice Pudding with Dried Fruit

1. Cook Lundberg Original Plain Roasted Brown Rice Couscous according to package directions in a large 3-quart sauce pan.

2. Add milk, sugar, and brown rice syrup to the couscous. Cook and stir over medium heat until boiling.

3. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking, for about 15 minutes, stirring often until thickened.

4. Whisk together the egg and cream until well blended. Stir in a small amount of the rice/milk mixture and then transfer back to the saucepan. Stir well and cook until the mixture comes to a boil.

5. Turn off heat and stir in vanilla and dried fruit.

Serve warm or cold with a garnish of whipped cream. To chill rice pudding, pour into a container and press top with plastic wrap to prevent skin from forming on the surface.

Vanilla Rice Pudding Recipe

Yield: 8 cups

Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding with Dried Fruit

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This homemade rice pudding recipe is creamy and delicious. Made with brown rice couscous and natural sweeteners, it is a healthier version of classic rice pudding.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked Lundberg Original Plain Roasted Brown Rice Couscous
  • 2 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1/3 cup brown rice syrup (I used Tropical Traditions)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream (more for garnish)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried fruit
  • cinnamon (optional for topping)

Instructions

  1. Cook Lundberg Original Plain Roasted Brown Rice Couscous according to package directions in a large 3-quart sauce pan.
  2. Add milk, sugar, and brown rice syrup to the couscous. Cook and stir over medium heat until boiling.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking, for about 15 minutes, stirring often until thickened.
  4. Whisk together the egg and cream until well blended. Stir in a small amount of the rice/milk mixture and then transfer back to the saucepan. Stir well and cook until the mixture comes to a boil.
  5. Turn off heat and stir in vanilla and dried fruit.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 3gSugar: 26gProtein: 6g

Nutrition information not always accurate

Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding with Dried Fruit in a glass bowl

box of brown rice couscous on the stove

 

rice pudding ingredients on the counter

5 thoughts on “Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding with Dried Fruit”

  1. I love rice pudding but never thought about putting the fruit in there. I can see this will become a favorite with my family.

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  2. Mmm! I’ve been making a lot of rice pudding lately and have been looking for recipes that require less milk, just because milk is so expensive. Thanks for sharing yours!

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