Healthy spiced rice pudding served in a bowl

Healthy spiced rice pudding

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Prep: 45 mins Cook: 4 hrs


Serves 6

Make a rice pudding infused with hot cross bun flavours for a special (and healthy) Easter treat for the family. Use semi-skimmed milk for 2-5 year olds

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy


  • kcal224
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre2g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.23g
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  • 1 tsp butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1l semi-skimmed milk + 100ml
  • 200g wholegrain rice
  • 1 orange, finely zested



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • A grating of nutmeg



    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

  • 1 tbsp orange segments
  • honey and raisins, to serve



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…


  1. Butter the slow cooker all over the base and half way up the sides. Heat the milk to a simmer. Mix the pudding rice and the milk and pour into the slow cooker. Add the orange zest, and spices. Cook for 4 hours on low and stir once or twice if you can. If after 3 hours the rice pudding is beginning to stick to the base of the cook, add a splash of water. The rice will be tender when cooked. Add 100ml milk to loosen the pudding, if necessary.

  2. Serve topped with orange segments and honey, fruit and raisins, if you like. 

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