Apricot & orange rice pudding

Apricot & orange rice pudding

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 4
Rice pudding with a fruity zing - made in the microwave

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal325
  • fat4g
  • saturates0.4g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre3g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 200g pudding rice
  • 600ml skimmed milk
  • big pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp clear honey, plus extra to serve
  • 140g ready-to-eat dried apricot, roughly chopped
  • zest and juice 1 orange



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  • 4 tbsp reduced-fat fromage frais
  • handful toasted sliced almonds


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  1. Put the rice, milk and nutmeg into a large microwaveable bowl. Cover with cling film, pierce it, then cook on High for 5 mins. Stir and leave to stand for 1 min, then return to the microwave for a further 5-6 mins or until the rice is cooked and all the milk absorbed. Remove from the microwave and stand for a further 2 mins.

  2. Put the honey, apricots and orange juice into another microwaveable bowl and cook on High for 1 min until the apricots have plumped up. Stir the syrupy apricots, fromage frais and a pinch of orange zest into the rice. Serve straight away in bowls, topped with a sprinkling of almonds, a little more orange zest and a drizzle of honey to taste.

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Comments (7)

sarahwhiddett's picture

Absolutely gorgeous. I don't have a microwave so I just followed the instructions for rice pudding then added the apricots which I brought to the boil in a small saucepan then turned the heat off and left them in the pan for a couple of hours (though they probably would have been fine with less time). I then just heated them through before serving. Will definitely be doing this again.

chr1570r's picture

Any thoughts on the cooking times if u don't have a microwave?

littlegreendragon13's picture

Uninspiring. Also, the cooking time given is much shorter than what was required, I had to cook for approx. 18 minutes. I wouldn't bother with this again: it's never going to be as cook as proper rice pud but if this is as good as a microwave can do I won't be trying it again.

missb2010's picture

As a joke on a slow work day my boss asked me to make this in the microwave at work. Its not the best rice pudding and could have used a bit more milk to soften the rice more but it all got eaten and nobody complained!

clareevans's picture

Just made this and really disappointed with it - in fact i's gone in the bin. Like FastAl says the rice does not cook properly in the microwave and it was a total disaster. I'm surprised because normally the recipes on this website are winners but not this time :-(

fastal's picture

I tried this last night, but it did not work for me. I did not feel the pudding rice cooked properly in the microwave and felt the orange flavour too strong - did not work with the fromage frais.
There are much better rice pudding recipes on this sight.

nuskin's picture

Lovely recipe, I add extra dried fruit & Orange juice. YUMMY hot or cold!

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