Dairy-Free Rice Pudding

Dairy-Free Rice Pudding

Serves 4

Thanks to our reader who shared this delightful story about the traditional Latin American dessert, Arroz con Leche (we've made it a bit lighter by using soy milk and maple syrup): "In high school, I was an exchange student in a rural mountain village in Costa Rica.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup Arborio or Jasmine rice
  • 4 cups vanilla soy milk or almond milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Cinnamon or nutmeg powder
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Method: 

Rinse the rice, drain and set aside.

In a medium saucepan, combine rice, 3 cups milk, salt and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often to prevent rice from sticking and milk from boiling over.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Stir in the maple syrup and continue cooking, stirring often and adding more milk if necessary, for about 30 minutes more or until the rice is cooked through and has absorbed most of the milk.

Stir in raisins and remove cinnamon stick. Serve the rice pudding warm or cool, with cinnamon or nutmeg sprinkled on top.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:310 calories (35 from fat), 3.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 32g sugar), 8g protein
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