Here is a quick-to-prepare comfort food dessert that won’t bust your healthy eating habits. For an elegant touch, pour the pudding into individual serving cups or ramekins and garnish with a cinnamon stick or a pinch of ground cinnamon.
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3 ½ cups 1% low-fat milk, divided
½ teaspoon peppermint extract
2 tablespoons brown sugar substitute
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter
⅛ teaspoon salt
1 cup instant rice
1 one-ounce package sugar-free white chocolate instant pudding mix
A handful of fresh raspberries
Cinnamon sticks (optional)
- Bring 1 ½ cups milk, peppermint extract and the next four ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in rice. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer five minutes, stirring occasionally.
- While the rice mixture cooks, prepare the pudding mix according to package directions using the remaining 2 cups of milk.
- Stir prepared pudding into rice mixture. Add 3 to 4 raspberries to each serving. Serve warm.
Nutritional information (per serving)
Serving size: ½ cup
Fat 3 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Sodium 140 mg
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrates 27 g
Sugars 0 g
Dietary fiber 1 g