Five months ago I had the opportunity to review POM Wonderful pomegranate juice and I loved it! In fact, I made my first smoothie with POM Wonderful and my kids loved it. So when I got the opportunity to receive more of the juice, I jumped. Rather than making another smoothie, I decided to make rice pudding with it. Yeah, I know! Rice pudding, yum.
Rice pudding makes a delicious breakfast dish and is a great substitute for cold cereal. Or can be a nice dessert, serve cold with a dollop of whipped cream.
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup POM Wonderful pomegranate juice
1 cup quick~cooking brown rice
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup skim milk
2 medium~size cooking apples, peeled, cored and diced
1/4 cup raisins or cranberries
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 large egg
Nutmeg or granola for garnish
1. In a medium~size saucepan, combine 1 1/2 cups of the water, the POM Wonderful pomegranate juice, rice and salt; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, for 15 minutes or until the rice is tender. Add the milk, apples, raisins (or cranberries), sugar and cinnamon; return to a simmer and cook, uncovered, 15 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
2. Beat the egg and the remaining 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Stir about 1/2 cup of the rice mixture into the egg, then stir the egg mixture into the saucepan and simmer for 1 minute, stirring. Sprinkle with nutmeg or granola if desired. Will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Makes four 1~cup servings.
This recipe was adapted from a recipe found in the Reader’s Digest Live Longer Cookbook. You can find more recipes by going to the POM Wonderful website (click here). For information about the health benefits of POM Wonderful, go here.
Disclosure: I received the POM Wonderful samples free from POM Wonderful in exchange for a review.