This Tropical Rice Pudding is the perfect indulgent tasting dessert, suitable whether you’re following Slimming World, Weight Watchers or Calorie Counting!
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There’s something super comforting about rice pudding – creamy, sweet and delicious. Add all of that with a hint of sunshine with some coconut and tangy passion fruit and you’ll find it’s the perfect combination!
You can add any tropical type fruit you like to this Tropical Rice Pudding. I like passion fruit, but mango or pineapple would also work well.
Any pudding rice would work with this dessert, though we have found that Arborio rice cooks quicker and gives a good creamy texture.
How many Calories are in this Tropical Rice Pudding?
This rich dessert would fool anyone into thinking it was high in Calories. Instead, this Tropical Rice Pudding is less than 400 calories!
You could even have some extra fresh fruit on top to make it even more filling!
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Tropical Rice Pudding recipe?
Rice is obviously not one of the most Weight Watchers friendly foods. This amazing Tropical Rice Pudding is 11 Smart Points per portion.
However, you could easily serve half a portion, and bulk it up with loads of different fruits!
How many Syns are in this Tropical Rice Pudding?
This Tropical Rice Pudding is Syn Free if you use half of one of your Healthy Extra A allowances!
If you choose to Syn the coconut drink, then it would be 2 Syns per portion!
What is Sukrin?
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Sukrin 1 doesn’t have that strange aftertaste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do! It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to sugar – which makes it really easy to substitute in recipes like this Tropical Rice Pudding.
If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.
That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.
Synning the sweetener in this Tropical Rice Pudding
As you will probably know Slimming World brought out some new recommendations regarding the Syn value of granulated sweeteners. This means that:
Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving they recommend you 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 Tropical Rice Pudding uses 3 tablespoons of sweetener and is divided into 4 portions. That’s far less than a tablespoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any Syns on for the sweetener itself.
How do I make this Tropical Rice Pudding?
Add the rice and milk to a saucepan on a low heat. Cut the vanilla pod in two and scoop out the seeds, adding them and the pod to the saucepan. Cook for around 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until the rice is tender and creamy.
Once cooked, stir in the sweetener and juice and zest of the lime.
Serve immediately topped with one half of the scooped out passion fruit over the top, and one half to garnish.
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