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Honey-Orange Rice Pudding Recipe

Honey-Orange Rice Pudding Recipe

“Arborio rice is the key to this creamy pudding. The slow cooking allows the rice to become tender and absorb the honey & citrus flavors.” —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 3-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 2/3 cup uncooked arborio rice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup pistachios


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring the milk, rice, sugar, 1/4 cup honey, orange peel and salt to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes or until rice is tender and pudding is thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • 2. Stir in the vanilla, cinnamon and remaining honey. Serve warm or cold. Sprinkle with pistachios. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 435 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 299mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

Reviews for Honey-Orange Rice Pudding

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pearlrvr User ID: 1256058 120695
Reviewed May. 1, 2011

"Delicious flavor combination! I left out the extra honey and pistachios, but it was definitely sweet enough and had so many other flavors going on, they weren't missed at all. Great recipe!"

kikithormann User ID: 5740551 211510
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"Really easy and tasty!

I omitted the last steps (vanilla, the rest of honey and pistachio) and went straight to eating it. :)
I think I would double the recipe next time, and I am not sure you 'have' to use arborio, I think other type of rice is ok too."

corkidecat User ID: 3348950 170447
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"It's a keeper"

collerton User ID: 3724293 117430
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"Way too sweet!"

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