Instant Rice Pudding Mix in a Jar
By Jane Lake
A “gift in a jar” twist on an old-fashioned recipe: this delicious low calorie rice pudding jar mix uses sugar-free, fat free instant vanilla pudding and instant rice. I am told that it is suitable for diabetic diets, and you can have it ready to eat in about five minutes.
If giving this as a gift, you may print out the free jar label then follow the directions for layering. Decorate this pretty gift from your kitchen with a paper doily and thin ribbon.
1 package of sugar and fat-free instant vanilla pudding (four serving size)
approximately 3/4 cup instant rice
3 tablespoons raisins
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
Empty pudding mix into a 1 cup jar; add cinnamon and nutmeg, using a spoon to spread the spices around the edge of the jar to be visible from the outside. Add a 1/2 inch layer of instant rice and top with half the raisins; repeat these two layers. Fill the jar to the top with remaining rice.
Low Calorie Rice Pudding
Empty contents of jar into a small saucepan. Add 3 cups of 1% milk (or substitute soy or almond milk) and whisk together. Bring to a boil at medium high heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let stand five minutes. Serve hot or cold; sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.
Our readers have tried some substitutions which seem to work – try using instant brown rice instead of the white rice or soy milk for the 1% milk.
Just to clarify, the repeating layers are only rice and raisins; the other ingredients should be placed in the jar in the order specified, then topped with another layer of rice and one of raisins.