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Brown Rice Pudding

 Brown Rice Pudding
Brown rice gives this creamy pudding a deep, nutty flavor, while lemon and mango make it subtly sweet and refreshing. It’s a healthy snack or dessert any time of the year.—Lorie Miner, Kamas, Utah
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: fresh mango, ground cinnamon and flaked coconut

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the water, rice, 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon
  • peel and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for
  • 30-45 minutes or until tender.
  • Stir in milk and brown sugar. Cook, uncovered, for 40-50 minutes or
  • until desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Remove from the
  • heat; stir in vanilla and remaining lemon peel. Chill if desired.
  • Spoon into dessert dishes. Add toppings as desired. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup (calculated without optional toppings) equals 235 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 250 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.