Healthy living

Fruity rice pudding

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 1– 1 ½ hours

Serves: 4


  • 1/3 cup short grain rice
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange or lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sultanas
  • Pinch nutmeg or cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 160 °C. In a 4-cup pie dish, mix all ingredients except the spice. 

2. Sprinkle nutmeg on top and bake for 1–1 ½ hours until the rice has absorbed most of the liquid. Serve hot or cold.


  • Other dried fruits may be substituted, eg: raisins, dried apple, pear, peaches, figs or dates.
  • Spoon a dollop of low-fat vanilla yoghurt and some chopped dried apricot on top.

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