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Basmati Rice Pudding with Oranges

Basmati Rice Pudding with Oranges
Total Preparation Time: 45 minutes Number of Servings: 6
Actual Cooking Time:15 to 30 minutes Source: SHAPE
Food Groups: Fruits, Grains, Milk & Milk Products
Meal Type: Dessert
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium, Low Fat

Low fat, creamy pudding for dessert.


3/4 cup Basmati rice or any long-grain white rice
3 large navel Oranges
1/2 Vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise
4 cups fat-free evaporated Milk
1/4 cup low-fat sweetened condensed Milk
4 tablespoons Sugar
2 tablespoons chopped Pistachios (optional, for garnish)
2 tablespoons Pomegranate seeds (optional, for garnish)


1. Boil 2 cups of water in a heavy 2-quart saucepan.
2. Add rice, cover, and reduce heat to a simmer.
3. Cook rice for about 20 minutes until it is tender and most of water has been absorbed.
4. Grate, finely, 1 teaspoon of zest from one of oranges; set aside.
5. Halve that orange and juice it; reserve the juice.
6. Peel the remaining 2 oranges, removing the pith (white part). Cut sections between the membranes; set aside.
7. Add to rice, when it is tender, 1/2 cup of orange juice, orange zest, vanilla bean, evaporated milk, condensed milk, and sugar.
8. Cook rice mixture over medium heat, uncovered, stirring frequently until is has a creamy consistency, about 20 to 25 minutes.
9. Remove the vanilla bean and divide the rice mixture among bowls to serve warm, or cover and refrigerate to serve chilled.
10. Garnish with a few orange sections, pistachios, and pomegranate seeds, if desired.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 286
Total Fat: 2 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 210 mg
Carbohydrates: 52 g
Protein: 16 g
Fiber: 2 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 561 mg

Cook's Notes: