This comforting Rice Pudding is like a hug in a bowl! Rich and satisfying and yet Syn Free - the perfect Slimming World dessert if you are craving something sweet. Easy to make on the hob, Slow Cooker or Instant Pot plus gluten free and vegan friendly
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700ml| 3 cups + 2 tbsp skimmed milk (HEA)or plant milk for a vegan version
3tbspsweetener such as Sukrin
1tspvanilla extract or paste(optional)
Maple syrup(1 tbsp= 2 syns)
Honey(1 tbsp = 2 ½ syns)
Sweet Freedom Choc Shot(1 tsp=.5 syns)
Slow Cooker Rice Pudding
Spray your slow cooker with Fry Light.
Add the milk, sweetener and vanilla if using. Stir well.
Stir in the rice.
Cover and set to cook on LOW for 2 hours if you are able to programme your machine. The pudding might cook faster than that so set a timer to check it after 90 minutes if you are likely to get distracted. Remember to stir!
Give the pudding a good stir after 45 minutes - 1 hour. Stirring more often will result in creamier rice pudding so if you can give a couple of stirs.
Check the pudding after another 45 minutes - if it has cooked to your desired consistency then remove the inner pot from the cooker (otherwise it will continue to cook even if turned off). If it needs to cook further, continue to cook for another 30 minutes (or longer) keeping an eye on it.
Serve with fresh fruit with a light drizzle of maple syrup (1 tablespoon is 2 syns) or honey (1 tablespoon is 2.5 syns).
Stovetop Rice Pudding
Put all the ingredients into a saucepan and stir well.
Slowly bring to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, for about 25 minutes until the rice is cooked to your liking. Stir in more milk if needed.
Instant Pot Rice Pudding
Spray the pot with low calorie cooking spray. Add the milk, sweetener, vanilla and rice and stir.
Secure the lid. Select the Rice Setting - it will cook for 12 minutes.
Release the pressure manually. Give the pudding a good stir and place the lid on loosely for another 5-10 minutes. Serve as desired.
Rice pudding tips and FAQs
Are you serving rice pudding to young children or toddlers? Make it with whole milk and stir in some fruit purée for sweetness. Do not add honey if serving to babies or very young children.
Storing rice pudding - divide the pudding into small lidded containers and store in the fridge as soon as the pudding has cooled down. Keep for up to two days but reheat until piping hot before serving (see below).
Reheating rice pudding. The pudding will set if chilled - to reheat it put in a saucepan with some extra milk and stir over low heat until combined. Bring to a boil briefly then serve. You can also reheat in a microwave if preferred.
Rice pudding flavour variations
Apple and cinnamon - this has got to be my favourite! Cooked apples contain syns on Slimming World but hey, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Apple sauce or spiced apple butter are also delicious - obvs!
Rosewater and cardamom - infuse the milk with two cardamom pods (discard before serving) for a Middle Eastern flavour. Stir in a little rosewater and serve with chopped pistachios and figs.
Tropical rice pudding - make with coconut milk instead of dairy. Serve with sliced mango and passion fruit and garnish with lime zest
Please note I am not affiliated in any way with Slimming World or Weight Watchers. Syn values and SmartPoints are based on online calculators.
Nutritional information is always approximate, and will depend on quality of ingredients and serving sizes.