Enjoy a comforting bowl of this Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding with Mixed Berries which can be cooked stove top or in a pressure cooker.
Most of us have childhood memories of creamy rice pudding with a dollop of Jam or Honey on top, or you may even remember it with cinnamon, nutmeg and sultanas. Whether it was cooked on the stoved or baked in an oven, it's a popular much loved British dessert.
Usually made with copious amounts of cream and sugar it can be quite high in fat, but with my Creamy Rice Pudding recipe you can happily dig into a decent serving of this topped with some defrosted frozen berries.
Hey!! you could even top with some Jam or Honey if you want to.
So how do you make rice pudding? It's very important to get the correct type of rice. In the UK the popular short grain rice is easily sourced and just called pudding rice, but here across the Atlantic that appears to be a very difficult type of rice to locate and so Calrose Rice is the perfect choice for my Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding.
To keep it as low calorie as possible I avoid using cream and instead opt for semi-skimmed milk. I don't recommend using skimmed milk as it's too low fat for this. Then to make it nice and creamy I kind of create a custard using egg yolks, it worked perfectly and it is super creamy and comforting.
For that lovely vanilla flavour, I opt for a good quality vanilla pod, just cut in half and I scrape out a few of the seeds to stir in, while dropping in the whole pod too. If you struggle to locate these you can use vanilla extract, but I recommend using a pure extract not artificially flavoured.
Sukrin: 1 is my preferred choice for sweetener for the sweetness is this Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding, as it's the only sweetener I've tried that doesn't give an aftertaste and it's natural based instead of artificial. But do use your preferred sweetener of choice. It's not something you have to use if you have a sweetener that you are happy with then that will be perfect in this.
Love Baked Rice Pudding? Check out my Baked White Chocolate Rice Pudding which is equally delicious and if you have sweet tooth then my Dessert Section has heaps of recipe to choose from.
Generally this is eaten as a treat or dessert and you will be limited by the amount you have anyway, sometimes I think it's good for delicious sweet dessert recipes like this to have a few calories as it will limit how much of it you eat and therefore not affect your weight loss. That aside, I do choose to top this with some delicious berries. The yummy sweetness of the berries against the creamy rice pudding is just perfect.
What Kitchen Items do I need to make this Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding?
- Kitchen Scales
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Santoku Knife (perfect knife for chopping veg)
- Chopping Board
- Saucepan or Pressure Cooker
- Wooden Spoon
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