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This rice pudding is made on top of the stove. Low fat milk and Pure Via sweetener help reduce the calories and make this a “good for you” dessert.

Makes 6 servings

4 cups (1 L) 1% low fat milk
1 cup (250 mL) water
¾ cup (175 mL) long grain white rice (NOT INSTANT)
1 (3 to 4-inch) cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
¼ teaspoon (1 mL) salt
½ cup (125mL) raisins
Hot water
1 egg, beaten
24 packets Pure Via sweetener
2 teaspoons (10 mL) vanilla extract
Ground cinnamon (optional)

    Combine milk, 1 cup (250 mL) water, rice, cinnamon stick and salt in heavy medium saucepan. Bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, 35 to 40 minutes or until rice is very tender and mixture is creamy, stirring frequently.

    Meanwhile, place raisins in a bowl and cover with hot water. Let stand 15 minutes. Drain well; set aside.

    Remove cinnamon stick; discard. Stir a small amount of hot pudding into egg. Return mixture to saucepan and cook on low heat 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove pan from heat. Stir in Pure Via sweetener, vanilla and raisins.

    Divide mixture evenly between 6 small bowls; cool. Serve at room temperature or chilled, sprinkled with cinnamon, if desired.

    Calories 208; Protein 9g; Carbohydrates 38g; Fat 2g; Cholesterol 41mg; Sodium 200mg

    Milk - 1; Starch – 1; Fruit – ½

    Calorie Reduction – 36%
    Carbohydrate Reduction – 31%