Nutella Rice Pudding

Nutella Rice Pudding

6 C. low-fat milk (divided)

1 C. Nutella

2 small cinnamon sticks (or 2 t. ground cinnamon)

1 C. arborio rice (do not substitute or pudding will not thicken)

1 C. dried sour cherries or dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 325° F. Coat 13-by-9-inch glass or metal (not aluminum) pan with vegetable oil spray.

Over medium heat, whisk together 4 cups milk and the Nutella in a heavy-bottomed 4-quart saucepan. Add cinnamon sticks and bring to a boil. Stir in rice and sour cherries or cranberries and transfer to prepared pan. Bake 30 minutes, stirring every 8 to 10 minutes. Add remaining milk, combining well, and bake 15 to 20 minutes longer, stirring every 8 to 10 minutes, or until pudding has thickened and rice is soft. Remove cinnamon sticks if using and cool 15 to 20 minutes. Serve hot or cover and refrigerate.

Makes 12 servings.

Variation: If desired, sprinkle with cinnamon-dusted whipped cream.


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