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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.

Recipe by Oxmoor House March 2010

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Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary

prep:
4 mins
cook:
7 mins
total:
11 mins
Yield:
8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast Weeknight Meals

Nutrition Facts

156 calories; fat 2.6g; saturated fat 1.6g; mono fat 0.7g; poly fat 0.1g; protein 5g; carbohydrates 27.9g; fiber 0.7g; cholesterol 8mg; iron 0.9mg; sodium 141mg; calcium 142mg.
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