Who doesn't love homemade creamy rice pudding? My mother-in-law always served dessert after dinner when we would visit. I am not usually a dessert kind of girl, but when we are with her, it seems so special.
It doesn't have to be anything elaborate. It could just be a small dish of ice cream with a cookie on the side. The time we share sitting around after dinner, sometimes finishing our wine along with dessert, is just always a treasured time.
I don't make dessert much, mostly because my husband and I are always watching our weight. Still, I would like to have that special time with our family. I really want to try to make a little something for dessert a few times a week.
To be totally honest, another reason I don't make dessert is that I don't think about making dessert. Some days, if I just get dinner on the table without having to order pizza, I consider it an accomplishment!
Creamy Rice Pudding
Having all the ingredients on hand to make a dessert recipe just doesn't happen often in my house. It's something that has to be planned, so I can pick up everything I need. I picked up a package of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice a couple of days ago, not for any specific recipe, but because we eat a lot of rice and I thought it might come in handy.
I was making a special dinner tonight as my husband was away on travel this week and just got back into town this afternoon. At the last minute, I decided to make rice pudding using the Minute® Ready to Serve Rice. Good move, Mom. Very good move.
Rice Pudding is such a comfort food. This version, infused with orange zest, is just delicious. Even better, it's quick and easy! Using Minute Ready to Serve Rice means dessert can be a last-minute thought, and still be ready in time.
Combine rice, milk, sugar, butter, and raisins in a medium saucepan.
Cook over medium heat, uncovered until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes. Be careful not to boil.
Once the liquid is absorbed, add zest and cinnamon. Spoon into dessert dishes and sprinkle with additional cinnamon.
Serve warm or cold. To make a more festive presentation, serve in dessert dishes placed on small plates with orange slices. Enjoy!
Quick & Creamy Rice Pudding
- 3 C Minute Ready to Serve White Rice
- 3 C milk
- ⅔ C sugar
- 2 T butter
- ½ cup raisins
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- zest of one orange
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Combine rice, milk, sugar, butter, and raisins in a medium saucepan.
- Add vanilla.
- Cook over medium heat, uncovered until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes. Be careful not to boil.
- Once the liquid is absorbed, add zest and cinnamon. Spoon into dessert dishes and sprinkle with additional cinnamon.
- Serve warm or cold. To make a more festive presentation, serve in dessert dishes placed on small plates with orange slices. Enjoy!
Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is an ideal portable solution for lunch or breakfast because you can eat it on the go, straight from the cup. In just 60 seconds, you have fully cooked rice for any meal or snack.
You’ll never get bored with your lunch since there are 10 flavorful and wholesome varieties. If you’re looking for a healthy option, Minute® Ready to Serve Rice provides easy portion control since it’s conveniently packaged in two individual single-serve cups.
Visit the Minute Rice website for recipes and more information about the Minute® Rice family of products.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.