Tropical Rice Pudding
A lighter version of a comfort classic, so no need to skip dessert. Tropical rice pudding is the perfect dessert (or snack), served chilled or room temperature that is perfect for the warmer weather.
Most people (including myself), like to enjoy a lighter dessert that’s not too heavy in the spring and summer months.
This is a lighter version of rice pudding that can be serve chilled on warm evenings or an after lunch treat and the tropical fruit topping adds a natural sweetness. (I’ve also been known to eat it for breakfast).
Cooked on the stovetop, I’ve discovered that you can enjoy a creamy and healthy low fat rice pudding using low fat milk. Boiling the rice in the milk instead of water is the first secret. The second is the type of rice used, arborio.
Arborio is used for risotto and because of its high starch content, when it released during cooking, makes the milk even creamier. You’ll notice there is no cinnamon in this rice pudding because I wanted the fresh vanilla flavor to be prominent so I left it out. You can add a small pinch if you like.
For the holidays, White Chocolate Rice Pudding is a delicious festive treat.