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Strawberry Rice Dessert

 Strawberry Rice Dessert
A snowy wreath of creamy rice pudding crowned with a pretty red strawberry filling makes this dessert a colorful Christmas classic. It's also nice layered in parfait glasses and garnished with green mint leaves.
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1-3/4 cups cold milk, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine the rice, 1-1/2 cups milk and salt. Bring to a
  • boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat; cover and
  • simmer for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is
  • tender.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle gelatin over remaining milk; let
  • stand for 1 minute. Stir in sugar. Microwave on high for 45 seconds;
  • stir. Let stand for 1 minute or until gelatin and sugar are
  • completely dissolved. Stir into hot rice. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. Fold in the whipped cream.
  • Spoon into a 5-cup ring mold coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate
  • for at least 2 hours or until firm.
  • Meanwhile, drain the strawberries, reserving 1 cup juice. In a

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Strawberry Rice Dessert (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • saucepan, combine cornstarch and reserved strawberry juice until
  • smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice. Cool for 10
  • minutes. Add strawberries and stir to coat. Refrigerate until
  • chilled. Invert rice mold onto a serving platter and unmold. Fill
  • center with strawberry mixture. Garnish with mint if desired. Yield:
  • 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 293 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 244 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.