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Honey-Orange Rice Pudding for Two

“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.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup uncooked arborio rice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios


  • In a large saucepan, bring the milk, rice, sugar, 2 tablespoons honey, orange zest and salt to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes or until rice is tender and pudding is thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the vanilla, cinnamon and remaining honey. Serve warm or cold. Sprinkle with pistachios.

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  • Debbie
    Jan 5, 2020

    I was intigued by the recipe. I have to do a bit of exchanges due to some autoimmune problems......I exchanged the 2% for macadamia nut milk, all honey-no granular, and 2 whipped duck eggs toward the end the cooking time. Yum!! I will definitely make the original recipe for family. :)

  • InfyBlr
    Dec 13, 2011

    Nice recipe. I will make it.

  • DViola
    Dec 9, 2011

    This is great

  • DViola
    Dec 9, 2011

    My family love this!

  • leosuser
    Dec 6, 2011

    This a nice Recipe

  • RaOwBe
    Dec 5, 2011

    if you like orange - this one is great!