I guess as I finish up the theme “Single Serving Dessert” for the Blogging Marathon #90, I get to a recipe that fits the theme perfectly. While the Sticky Date Pudding and the Strawberry Fool were made for more than one, but served individually, this Yogurt Rice Pudding is just for one serving!
I had mentioned earlier that I am on quantitative nutrition, and I am allowed to eat certain foods in certain quantities. This approach has actually made me realize that I am intolerant of milk and I may not be using it frequently as I used to in the future for sure. I wanted to make a dessert all for myself that fit into my macros and that is how this pudding was born. I was actually in two minds, then I thought, “It’s just for me. Why am I even thinking?”
I am so glad I made this! If you are allergic to milk – as the traditional rice pudding or kheer is made, then you can bank on this simple quick fix rice pudding that will not make you miss the milk! Just remember to use yogurt that is creamy, so that you are eating a really good, healthy dessert! I used stevia as sweetener but feel free to use honey, maple syrup or even sugar to taste. You can even play around with the flavorings – fresh vanilla bean, rose water, saffron, anything that catches your fancy. I left my pudding simple, but I am sure that a sprinkling of pistachios, almonds and raisins would up this simple dessert multiple fold! Off to the recipe…
Do excuse me for the lousy phone pictures. I was running against time and my DSLR was giving such crappy pictures, that I had to click from my phone to get it done! This is hopefully one dessert that will be on repeat mode, so will hopefully click better pictures sometime later, InShaAllah…
- ⅓ cup cooked rice (I used basmati)
- ½ cup yogurt
- A pinch of cardamom powder
- A pinch of cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp sweetener of choice (I used stevia)
- Mash the rice with a fork.
- Whip the yogurt, cardamom, cinnamon and sweetener. Add the rice and mix well.
- Pour into a mason jar, close the lid and allow the pudding to rest for a couple of hours for the flavors to mingle.
- Dig in with a spoon and enjoy!
Check out the Blogging Marathon page to see what the other Blogging Marathoners are doing this BM#90.