Recently I got a groupon deal for something called Miracle Noodles. They are noodles that have 0 calories. A miracle. Not as tasty as regular pasta, but when you mix them with a bunch of other vegetables and flavors and what not, they can pass. (Do not freeze them, though. Just don't.)
My noodle assortment came with a few packets of miracle rice, too. I don't like rice. So it has sat in my fridge for some time. (They last for a while, don't worry.) Finally, I decided to make something out of it that I do like - rice pudding! So, here is my recipe for Pretend Rice Pudding made with Miracle Rice. It works out to be not bad for you at all. You can replace the Miracle Rice with regular, for additional calories, and it would probably be even tastier. And edible to normal people not dieting, to boot.
MIRACLE RICE PUDDING
2 cups miracle rice (or substitute cooked brown rice)
1 1/4 cup almond milk (or substitute soy, skim, or any type of milk)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup raisins (you could use dried cranberries or another dried fruit, too)
1 tsp vanilla extract (almond would work too)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
Prepare miracle rice (or regular) as directed on package. Combine rice, milk, sugar, and raisins in a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat, then reduce head and simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.
Remove pan from heat, then stir in extract, cinnamon, and cloves. Serve at once, let cool to room temp, or cover and refridgerage and serve cold. About 1/2 cup per serving.
Makes a cozy winter dessert, snack or breakfast! Top with whipped cream if desired.