How do I make rice pudding creamy with low-fat milk?

I know whole milk would be best, but I would like to cut down on fat and calories...without sacrificing creaminess.

Can it be done?

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  • Posted by: KatyM
  • July 6, 2012


usuba D. July 6, 2012
Rice puddin' was a staple growing up. Mum always used sticky, sweet rice to make it (sushi rice). The starch of the rice helped thicken and bind. I will admit that it was always made with single cream, but the starch of the rice does give the creamy texture you are looking for.
inpatskitchen July 6, 2012
I've made this on with 2% milk and it's still creamy
SeaJambon July 6, 2012
Both of the above (coconut milk/cream and arborio) will do a lovely job of creamy. Also not completely sure about the coconut milk fat issue, but it is a dairy-free alternative for those who are interested in that. :)

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nutcakes July 6, 2012
Maybe using arborio rice and making it risotto style?
KatyM July 6, 2012
Thank you!! This'll work perfectly.
beyondcelery July 6, 2012
I don't know if it'd cut down on fat, but I use the coconut cream off the top of coconut milk in my rice pudding.
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