Healthy Meal Prep
Holiday Rice Pudding Recipe

Holiday Rice Pudding


This creamy rice pudding flavored with Earl Grey tea is studded with lots of dried fruit and dusted with cinnamon for a festive holiday dessert.


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup natural (raw) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons golden rum
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons dried pineapple pieces
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or cardamom for dusting


  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Steep the tea bags until tea is strong, about 5 minutes. Discard tea bags.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the rice; cook and stir until grains are coated and begin to turn golden, about 2 minutes. Stir in the tea water. Raise heat to medium-high and bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and cook on low until most of liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Remove pot from heat. Stir in milk, sugar, rum, raisins, cranberries, and pineapple. Cover; return to stove and cook over low heat until mixture is thickened and silky, 35 to 45 minutes.
  4. Spoon into serving dishes and dust with cinnamon or cardamom.

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Nutritional Information

Holiday Rice Pudding

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 351.5
% Daily Value *
protein: 14 %
carbohydrates: 23 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 2 %
fat: 7 %
saturated fat: 14 %
cholesterol: 5 %
vitamin a iu: 6 %
niacin equivalents: 8 %
vitamin b6: 4 %
vitamin c: 1 %
folate: 2 %
calcium: 18 %
iron: 5 %
magnesium: 9 %
potassium: 9 %
sodium: 11 %
thiamin: 5 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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