Iceland-inspired rice pudding - Cook For Your life
Iceland-inspired rice pudding
Servings: 4
Prep time: 45

Though traditional Icelandic rice pudding is often made with large amounts of sugar and butter, you can make a healthier version by moderating the sweetness with our Iceland-Inspired Rice Pudding recipe. See article here to learn more about Icelandic rice pudding.


  1. Cook the rice in the water, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, stirring frequently.
  2. When most of water is absorbed, about 10-15 minutes add milk, sugar, and raisins. Simmer, stirring occasionally for 35-40 minutes, or until desired thickness.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest and salt. Spoon pudding into individual bowls topped with sliced almonds and dusted with cinnamon, if desired. Pudding can also be served cold by transferring to a glass bowl and covering with plastic wrap directly on the surface of pudding and storing in the refrigerator.


  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup short grain white rice
  • 2 ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar, more to taste
  • ⅓ cup dried fruit (raisins, dried plums, apricots or figs)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ cup toasted sliced almonds

Nutritional Information


183 cals


9 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

4 g


22 g


18 g


2 g


6 g


95 mg

*per serving

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Ann's Tips and Tricks

Eat all sweet, sugary treats in moderation. A little bit of what you like does you good, but don’t overdo it!




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