Healthy spiced rice pudding served in a bowl

Healthy spiced rice pudding

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Prep: 45 mins Cook: 4 hrs

Easy

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

Nutrition:

  • kcal224
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre2g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.23g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

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

    Orange

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

  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

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

  • A grating of nutmeg
    Nutmeg

    Nutmeg

    nut-meg

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

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

    Honey

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

Method

  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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