There is nothing more warming as the nights draw in than a big bowl of Low Syn Spiced Rice Pudding. Easy to make, and really satisfying, this is like a big hug in a bowl.
I love using unsweetened almond milk; it’s thicker than cow’s milk, and I also like recipes which are vegan friendly and therefore suitable for people who cannot have dairy.
As you will probably know Slimming World have brought out some new recommendations regarding the syn value of granulated sweeteners. Slimming World have confirmed what this change means.
Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving they recommend members count 0.5 Syn per tbsp. If using smaller amounts, like a pinch or teaspoon, there’s no need to worry about Syns at all.
The recipe for this Low Syn Spiced Rice Pudding uses 3 tablespoons of sweetener and is divided into 4 portions. That’s 3/4 of a tablespoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.
When making rice pudding, it’s really important to get the right sort of rice. You can use either pudding rice or arborio rice. I prefer to use arborio rice as I find it keeps a more al dente texture.
I like a quite dense, baked rice pudding like this one – if you prefer it more runny then add some water into the pudding halfway through. This can also be cooked on the hob but would require constant stirring and would probably take around 45 minutes to cook.
Lets talk about nutmeg! You can use your bog-standard ground nutmeg for this Low Syn Spiced Rice Pudding recipe. But, having said that nothing beats the taste of freshly grated nutmeg, so here at Pinch of Nom we always like to go for the freshly ground option.
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