Rice pudding is one of my favorites and with this recipe I need to be careful! This recipe is so easy I could see myself putting this together in the morning for rice pudding every night! I don’t think my waste-line would appreciate that or would my blood sugar level! But for a once in awhile treat – this is perfect.
Because you use arborio rice, it is almost like a dessert risotto, so creamy. I really think the lemon zest makes this perfect finish to it. Stella and I ate it hot, warm and cold and to tell you the truth I loved it each and every way!
Crock Pot Rice Pudding (recipe from Organic Authority)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup Arborio rice
1/4 cup dried cherries
2 Tbsp. ground crispy almonds
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
4 cups organic milk
Heavy cream (optional)
2 organic eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1. Grind your almonds – I use a coffee grinder- and grate your lemon.
2. Add sugar, rice, cherries, almonds, lemon zest, and salt to your crock pot. Combine well with a wooden spoon.
3.In a large bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add to your crock pot and combine. If you want a thicker or richer rice pudding, you could use heavy cream instead or a combination of milk and heavy cream (which I did).
4. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. The rice will be tender and set into a pudding.
Serves 6. If you use organic ingredients, it breaks down to about $1 per serving – tasty and economical!