Low Calorie Rice Pudding

low calorie rice pudding

What is rice pudding?

Hey, dessert enthusiasts! Ever wondered what makes rice pudding the OG comfort treat? Originating in ancient lands like India and Persia, rice pudding has been a culinary companion for centuries. This creamy concoction, a marriage of rice, milk, and sweetness, has journeyed through diverse cultures, adapting and evolving. Today, we’re shaking up tradition with a low-calorie twist that’s big on flavour.

What makes this rice pudding low calorie?

This isn’t your grandma’s rice pudding; it’s a guilt-free indulgence. Arborio rice brings fibre to the party, helping your digestion and keeping that energy steady. Semi-skimmed or oat milk adds creaminess without the guilt, and honey not only sweetens the deal but also throws in some antioxidants. Sweet satisfaction with a side of health – it’s a win-win. All of this together makes this rice pudding recipe much lower calories than other recipes. No cream or sugar!

Do you have a diet restriction?

This low calorie rice pudding recipe is:

  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy Free (when using plant based milk)
  • Nut Free
  • Low Fat
  • Gluten Free

4 ingredient recipe!

  • 100g Arborio Rice: The star of the show, Arborio rice, chosen for its creamy texture, making your pudding rich and satisfying.
  • 600ml Semi-Skimmed or Oat Milk: Opt for semi-skimmed milk for a classic touch or oat milk for a dairy-free alternative. Both choices contribute to the creamy consistency without the excess calories.
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla: A dash of vanilla adds a subtle, sweet aroma that enhances the overall flavor of your rice pudding.
  • 3 tablespoons Honey: This natural sweetener not only adds a delightful sweetness but also brings antioxidants to the mix. It’s the perfect finishing touch.

Step 1: Mix together the ingredients

Toss 100g of Arborio rice, 600ml of semi-skimmed or oat milk, and a cheeky tablespoon of vanilla into your slow cooker. Give it a good stir and set the cooker on low heat. Now, the hard part – be patient! Let it do its magic for about three hours or until it hits that perfect creamy consistency. Stir occasionally to avoid a thick skin on top of the rice pudding or any burning on the bottom.

low calorie rice pudding

Step 2: Sweeten and serve

Once your rice pudding has thickened to your liking, stir in three tablespoons of honey with care. There you have it – your low-calorie rice pudding is ready to enjoy. Serve it warm with a dollop of your favourite jam or jelly. Pure bliss.

Variations of low calorie rice pudding

  • Citrus Zest Delight: Grate some orange or lemon zest into the mix for a refreshing, citrusy twist. It adds a burst of brightness that complements the creamy goodness of the pudding.
  • Chai Spiced Fusion: Infuse your rice pudding with the warm, aromatic spices of chai. Add a pinch of cinnamon, cardamom, and a dash of nutmeg for a cozy, spiced flavor profile.
  • Berry Bliss Burst: Mix in a handful of fresh or frozen berries like blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries. Their natural sweetness and vibrant colors elevate the visual appeal and taste of your dessert.

FAQ

Q: Can I use almond milk instead of semi-skimmed or oat milk?

A: Absolutely! Almond milk adds a nutty undertone, making your low-calorie rice pudding dairy-free and equally delicious.

Q: Is there a substitute for honey for a vegan version?

A: Yes, try maple syrup or agave nectar for a vegan-friendly alternative that maintains the sweet essence of your rice pudding.

Q: Can I skip the slow cooker and make this on the stovetop?

A: Certainly! Simmer the ingredients on low heat, stirring frequently, until you achieve the desired creamy consistency.

Q: What if I prefer a more textured rice pudding?

A: Increase the Arborio rice quantity or add chopped nuts for a heartier texture, elevating the overall mouthfeel of your dessert.

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low calorie rice pudding

Low Calorie Rice Pudding

HealthyHeartyWholesome
Indulge in my creamy low-calorie rice pudding, blending Arborio rice, oat milk, vanilla, and honey, a delightful twist on a classic favourite!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 2 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British, Indian
Servings 4
Calories 215 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 100 g Arborio Rice
  • 600 ml Semi-Skimmed or Oat Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons Honey

Instructions
 

  • Toss 100g of Arborio rice, 600ml of semi-skimmed or oat milk, and a tablespoon of vanilla into your slow cooker. Give it a good stir and set the cooker on low heat. Now, the hard part – be patient! Let it do its magic for about three hours or until it hits that perfect creamy consistency. Stir occasionally for good vibes.
  • Once your rice pudding has thickened to your liking, stir in two tablespoons of honey with care. There you have it – your low-calorie rice pudding is ready to enjoy. Serve it warm with a dollop of your favourite jam or jelly. Pure bliss.

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2 Comments

  1. bunfuns says:

    5 stars
    Love love love rice pudding!

  2. bunfuns says:

    5 stars
    Love love love rice pudding!

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