Spiced Rice Pudding

  • 5MINS
  • 1HR 30MINS
  • 295KCAL

There is nothing more warming as the nights draw in than a big bowl of slimming friendly Spiced Rice Pudding. Easy to make, and really satisfying, this is like a big hug in a bowl.

Easy Peasy Spiced Rice Pudding pinchofnom.com
3

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories295
  • Carbs59g
  • Protein6g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.04g
  • Sugars0.2g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Nothing says comfort food like our Spiced Rice Pudding. This slimming friendly dish is like a big hug in a bowl and is fantastic if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

We’ve used unsweetened almond milk in our Spiced Rice Pudding as it’s thicker than cow’s milk and helps to make this pudding nice and dense. We prefer our rice puddings thick like this, but if you’d like yours runnier then just add some more water halfway through.

It’s really important that you choose the right rice for this recipe and you can use either pudding rice or arborio rice. We’ve used arborio rice as we find that it keeps a more al dente texture.

We’ve also used freshly grated nutmeg for our Spiced Rice Pudding. You can, of course, use standard ground nutmeg, but we think that nothing beats the taste of freshly grated!

What diets is this Spiced Rice Pudding suitable for?

This Spiced Rice Pudding recipe is suitable for gluten free diets.

It can be made vegan and/or dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for vegan/dairy free versions;

  • Fat free natural yoghurt

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Spiced Rice Pudding recipe?

  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Spiced Rice Pudding recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Spiced Rice Pudding recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Spiced Rice Pudding recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Spiced Rice Pudding?

This post contains affiliate links. Find out what this means.

This post contains affiliate links: what this means

You’ll need a very fine grater for this and you can even get one like this which is specifically for nutmeg. You can pick one of these up for a few pounds on Amazon.

Or, if you’re anything like the PoN team, you’ll love a good kitchen gadget, so you could go for one of these instead. They are also available on Amazon.

How many calories are in this Spiced Rice Pudding?

There are 295 calories per portion in this Spiced Rice Pudding, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Spiced Rice Pudding is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees.

Step 2

In an ovenproof dish, place the rice, sweetener, almond milk, water, spices and vanilla and mix. Put into the oven.

Step 3

After 30 minutes, remove from the oven and stir well. Return to oven for another 30 minutes.

Step 4

Remove from the oven again, stir in the yoghurt and return to the oven for the remaining 30 minutes. The rice is done when all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender.

Step 5

Serve with some extra grated nutmeg on top.

What could I serve with this Spiced Rice Pudding?

Our Spiced Rice Pudding makes the perfect winter pudding and works really well when served as part of a meal with the following starter, main and accompaniment:

Tomato and Basil Soup pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 20MINS
  • 187KCal
Slow Cooked Hunters Chicken pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 6HR 30
  • 357KCal
Rustic Potato Wedges pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 45MINS
  • 239KCal

How do you know when this Spiced Rice Pudding is cooked?

You should cook your Spiced Rice Pudding until the rice is tender and all of the liquid has been absorbed.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

Can I cook this Spiced Rice Pudding any other way?

Yes you can! You could also cook this recipe in a slow cooker for around 3.5-4 hours. If you’d prefer to cook it on the hob then this would work too – just remember to keep it nice and low!

How long can you keep this Spiced Rice Pudding in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, you should eat it within an hour.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Spiced Rice Pudding in the fridge for a day.

As we all know you can get food poisoning from eating reheated rice, but, it’s not actually the reheating that can cause issues, it is, in fact, the way that the rice has been stored beforehand where the problem begins.

Rice can contain spores that are resistant to heat and can survive the cooking process.

If cooked rice is left standing at room temperature these spores can grow into bacteria. At this point, the bacteria can be destroyed by reheating the rice thoroughly.

You should remember to do the following if you’re going to keep leftover rice:

  • Cool the rice as quickly as possible (ideally within one hour) then put it in the fridge immediately. You can split larger portions up into smaller batches to cool quicker.
  • Reheat and use any leftover rice (stored in the fridge) within one day.
  • When you reheat any rice, always check it is steaming hot all the way through.
  • Don’t reheat cooked rice more than once.

Can I freeze this Spiced Rice Pudding?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

As when keeping rice in the fridge, make sure to do the following if you plan to freeze it:

  • Cool the rice as quickly as possible (ideally within one hour) then freeze it immediately. You can split larger portions up into smaller batches to cool quicker.
  • Freeze as soon as the rice is cold.
  • When you reheat any rice, always check it is steaming hot all the way through.
  • Don’t reheat cooked rice more than once.

How do I reheat this Spiced Rice Pudding?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot. You may need to loosen your rice pudding with some extra milk.

For more information about reheating rice please take a look at the NHS website.

PRE-ORDER our second planner NOW!

Spiced Rice Pudding

There is nothing more warming as the nights draw in than a big bowl of slimming friendly Spiced Rice Pudding. Easy to make, and really satisfying, this is like a big hug in a bowl.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    1 HR 30
  • KCals 295
  • Carbs 59G
WW Points
  • 8 Green
  • 8 Blue
  • 8 Purple

Ingredients

  • 250 grams arborio rice or pudding rice
  • 500 ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tbs granulated sweetener
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg grated or ground
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200 g fat free natural yoghurt
  • 300 ml water

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Click here for our oven temperature conversion guide.

Please do not screenshot this. Recipes are updated often

LOOKING FOR SLIMMING WORLD SYNS?

We agreed with Slimming World to remove their trademarked terms from our website

Find out why here

Instructions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees.
  2. In an ovenproof dish, place the rice, sweetener, almond milk, water, spices and vanilla and mix. Put into the oven.
  3. After 30 minutes, remove from the oven and stir well. Return to oven for another 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven again, stir in the yoghurt and return to the oven for the remaining 30 minutes. The rice is done when all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender.
  5. Serve with some extra grated nutmeg on top.

Love this Spiced Rice Pudding recipe? Tag us!

PRE-ORDER our second planner NOW!

If you like these…try these

Tropical Rice Pudding pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 25MINS
  • 344KCal
Banana Bread Pudding pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 40MINS
  • 68KCal
Unicorn Eton Mess pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 10MINS
  • 147KCal

36 comments

See what others have to say

Sarah CunninghamTuesday 12th May 2020

I’ve made this for the first time and decided to use the slow cooker. I’m impressed how well its turned out. Very similar in texture to cooking in the oven.
Will make again

Reply

    Steve CowderoyTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hi Sarah, so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Glad you will be making it again. Thanks for letting us know.

    Reply

Join the conversation

Comment or ask our advice

Leave a Reply

Our newsletter

Get the latest pinch