Monday 12 November 2018

Recipe: aromatic rice pudding

Made this evening as a way of using up some of the Alpro coconut drink.  It's not like 'normal' rice pudding but it was really nice and I will make it again, for sure, maybe with different spices to ring the changes.

It is syn free (but if you use a tbsp or more of sweetner, call it one syn) but I think it would be considered a 'tweak' and I'd be careful only to have it if the main course had no rice, pasta, potato, etc, I think.

Ingredients to make one portion
1/4 cup (55g) short grain pudding rice
1 1/4 cups (265g) Alpro coconut drink
a scant 1/8 tsp each of cinnamon and ginger
a grating of nutmeg
1/2 tbsp stevia or other artificial sweetner

some mango and pineapple, fresh or frozen.
a dollop of natural yogurt

In the morning, mix together the rice, drink and spices, cover and pop in the fridge for the evening
(No idea if this was necessary but it's what I did!)

In the evening, preheat the oven to 160C

Place the mixture in an ovenproof dish and bake for about an hour, stirring now and again and covering with foil if it seems to be drying out.

Fifteen minutes before serving, add the fruit, cover and pop back in the oven.

Serve hot with a dollop of natural yogurt on top (or flavoured yogurt but you'd have to syn it)


  1. That's a great idea to use up coconut milk -- or whatever kind of drink you might have. Do you think it would work with the coconut milk that comes in a can?

    1. Mrs M, yes, I think it would work fine. It sounds really nice. It wouldn't be syn free though.

  2. That looks absolutely yummy! Will try it, without a doubt. Have you seen all over social media the changes to SW? Not major but people aren't "getting it" and a huge stink has kicked off! I rarely do SP days so not bothered. As I said - not major.

    1. A storm in a teacup, I reckon. OK, so some changes might mean re-tinking but not to any great degree. What got me was how obvious it was that people (some) don't read their handbook.
      If nutritional thinking/understanding/knowledge changes, then things like SLimming World have to change with it or go under.