Festive Rice Pudding

This slow cooker holiday dessert calls for Arborio rice, a short-grain rice used for risotto. Top with a purchased lingonberry sauce before serving to family and friends.

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  • Makes: 16 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
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Festive Rice Pudding
Ingredients
1
quart whole milk (4 cups)
1
quart half-and-half (4 cups)
1
cup sugar
2 1/2
cups uncooked Arborio rice (do not substitute long grain rice)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
4
whole cloves, tied in a 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth bag
 
Purchased lingonberry sauce
Directions
  1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker stir together milk, half-and-half, sugar, rice, and salt. Add vanilla bean and cloves. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 5 hours. (Do not stir).
  2. Remove vanilla bean and cloves. Let stand 15 to 30 minutes before serving. (If pudding gets too thick upon standing, stir in additional milk to make desired consistency.) Serve warm or chilled with lingonberry sauce. Makes 16 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Festive Rice Pudding)
    Per serving:
  • 274 kcal cal.,
  • 9 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 28 mg chol.,
  • 124 mg sodium,
  • 42 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 15 g sugar,
  • 6 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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