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Lemon Rice Pudding Recipe

The addition of grated lemon peel adds a flavorful twist to traditional rice puddings. Everyone will savor this refreshingly creamy dessert.—Barbara Parker, Newport, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:7 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel


  • 1. In a saucepan, bring water, rice, raisins and nutmeg to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Cool. Prepare pudding mix according to package directions. Stir in rice mixture and lemon peel. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Yield: 7 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 0g saturated fat (0 sugars, 0 fiber). Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

Reviews for Lemon Rice Pudding

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jdh0731 User ID: 3723039 8398
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2014

"Raisins don't belong in this dessert or any dessert as far as I'm concerned."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.