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White Chocolate-Cherry Rice Pudding

Oxmoor House
Prep time 4 mins
Cook time 7 mins
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
When you're looking for a quick dessert, turn to this superfast pudding that's spiced with ground cinnamon and flecked with cherries. This shortcut method of using an instant pudding mix delivers the characteristic creamy texture of rice pudding without the long cooking time.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk, divided
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup instant rice
  • 1 (1-ounce) package sugar-free white chocolate instant pudding mix
  • Cinnamon sticks (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 156
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 2.6 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • monofat 0.7 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 27.9 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 141 mg
  • calcium 142 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring 1 1/2 cups milk, dried cherries, and next 4 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in rice; cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. While rice mixture cooks, prepare pudding mix according to package directions using remaining 2 cups milk. Stir prepared pudding into rice mixture. Serve warm. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, if desired.

Cook's Notes

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