Rice Pudding with Cherries

Looking for a tasty slow cooked dessert? Then try this rice pudding with cherries.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 2 hr 55 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 16

Ingredients

2
1/2 cups milk
1
cup sugar
2
1/2 cups whipping cream
1
1/2 cups uncooked short-grain Arborio rice
1
1/2 cups dried cherries
2
teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Grated orange peel, if desired
Sliced almonds, if desired
  • 1 Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, heat milk to simmering over medium heat. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Remove from heat. In slow cooker, mix milk mixture and whipping cream with whisk. Stir in rice.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 2 hours 30 minutes, stirring twice, until pudding is just set in center.
  • 3 Stir cherries, vanilla and almond extract into pudding. Cover; cook 15 minutes longer. Serve warm, or cool completely, then cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours until chilled. Garnish with orange peel and almonds. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    315
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    9 1/2g,
    9 1/2%
    ),
    Sodium
    33mg
    33%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    41g
    41%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3 1/2g
    3 1/2%
    ),
    Protein
    4 1/2g
    4 1/2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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