Recipe: White Chocolate-Peppermint Rice Pudding

A quick-to-prepare comfort food dessert

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 percent low-fat milk, divided

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

2 tablespoons brown sugar substitute

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon butter

1/8 teaspoon salt

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1 cup instant rice

1 one-ounce package sugar-free white chocolate instant pudding mix

Cinnamon sticks (optional)


  1. Bring 1 ½ cups milk, peppermint extract, and next four ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in rice; cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer five minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. While rice mixture cooks, prepare pudding mix according to package directions using remaining 2 cups milk.
  4. Stir prepared pudding into rice mixture. Serve warm.

 Nutritional information per serving

Serving size: ½ cup

Calories 155

Fat 3 g

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Saturated fat 2 g

Sodium 140 mg

Protein 5 g

Carbohydrates 27 g

Sugars 0 g

Dietary fiber 1 g

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