Tropical Rice Pudding is our breezy take on traditional rice pudding with a sunshiny attitude. We cut the gelatin and repaced the canned fruit with fresh.

Recipe by Southern Living January 2014

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Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring first 4 ingredients to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium-high seat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring often, 20 to 25 minutes or until milk is reduced by half and rice is very tender.

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  • Meanwhile, whisk together cream and eggs. Whisk 2 Tbsp. hot rice mixture into cream mixture. Reduce heat to low; stir cream mixture into remaining rice mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat; stir in pineapple and next 3 ingredients. Serve hot or cold with desired toppings.

  • *1 (8-oz.) can pineapple tidbits, drained, may be substituted.

  • **Vanilla extract may be substituted.

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