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Honey-Orange Rice Pudding

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.


4 servings

“Arborio rice is the key to this creamy pudding. The slow cooking allows the rice to become tender and absorb the honey & citrus flavors.” —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts
Honey-Orange Rice Pudding Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 2/3 cup uncooked arborio rice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup pistachios


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the milk, rice, sugar, 1/4 cup honey, orange zest and salt to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes or until rice is tender and pudding is thickened, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the vanilla, cinnamon and remaining honey. Serve warm or cold. Sprinkle with pistachios.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 435 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 299mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

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