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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding

My pumpkin pie rice heaven creation...force yourself to chill it and eat it cold.

I don't know what to say...I am speechless!  That is a miracle in itself...but this, this creation is beyond amazing.  It is certainly delicious enough to be your Holiday Pumpkin dessert, but at the same time, it is syn free and can so just be your breakfast.  Part of me wants to keep it for special occasions to appreciate it and not get tired of it.  At the same time, I want to eat it twice a day!  This is SO EASY TO MAKE.  On Slimming World you can eat 1/4 of this and count it as 1 A choice.  Really, I used fat free milk and you could use a higher fat content milk in this and still just count it as an "A" choice, but why add fat when this is so delicious!  I did eat some just out of the oven because my whole house smelled divine.  Having done that, I did prefer it cold.  Yum, is it morning yet because I can't wait to eat more of this!  Should I share my secret recipe or make you beg?  Ah, alright, I am into sharing...

Pure Pumpkin deliciousness...here goes...

Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding

3 eggs
2 cups cooked rice
2 1/2 cups (20oz) fat free skim milk
14 Packets of Splenda Sweetner
1 15 oz. can pumpkin (NOT PUMPKIN PIE FILLING)
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. ground Allspice
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Beat eggs in a bowl, mix in milk, spices and Splenda.  Put in a saucepan and add the rice, pumpkin and vanilla. Bring just to a boil...stirring the entire time...do not boil this, just bring it up to the point where it could.  Then dump it into a baking dish sprayed with Pam Spray and bake it for 35 minutes at 350F in a preheated oven.  Allow it to cool down and then chill.  
4 servings, each one is 1 "A" choice on Slimming World.

Oh my gosh...hope you love it like me.  This would be simply divine for Thanksgiving with a spoon of Cool Whip on top.  Even though that would be a syn I think you will agree that it would be a very satisfying dessert.  You could also make this in individual ramekins by placing them in a shallow pan with about an inch of water and baking them that way.  Hey, let me know how you like it and I will go work on my next creation.  Peace, out!

10 comments:

  1. Hey Laurel,
    I was just wondering if canned pumpkin is basically the same as chunks of fresh pumpkin? Or is it vastly different? Also, I can't see where in your recipe you add the pumpkin?

    Loving your stuff here and on youtube!

    Emily.

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  2. Oooops...I will correct t the recipe above but you add the pumpkin before cooking the mixture in the saucepan. No canned pumpkin is cooked and mashed or purreed already and packed in the can. If using a fresh pumpkin I would split it and roast it on a cookie sheet until tender, then mash and add roughly 15 ounces. The rice was cooked white rice....nothing special, I don't even know what pudding rice is. You don't heat this long enough to really cook the rice or the pumpkin sothey need to be cooked before bringing this just up to a soft boil point. I am out of town but when return I will do a YouTube video on this. Thanks for leaving a comment her so others can understand as well. The sweetener is the little sachets...I use splenda brand.

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  3. Hi, Just found your blog and love it, I'm in a Slimming World group in Wales, UK I'm 9lb down with a LOT more to go but I love new recipes. I wish canned pumpkin was freely available here, You can only get it in specialist shops and it's very expensive. I might try this with roasted pumpkin as suggested though. Thanks!!

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  4. Thanks! Slimming World works and it ROCKS!!!!

    I also have a friend who is going to try this recipe with cooked sweet potato! I'll let you know how that turns out! Or you might even simmer the pumpkin chunks to cook them and then puree them.

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  5. not to make this harder but ... some pumpkins can have a lot of liquid in them. i find if i can do a quick freeze and thaw, after the steaming or roasting, the liquid separates from the solid. i drain off the watery part and what remains, resembles the canned product much more.

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  6. I thought you might be interested to know that right now on Amazon you can score a super deal for canned organic pumpkin. Get it for $13.60 for a case.

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