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Vanilla Rice Pudding

with Apricot Compote
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Vanilla Rice Pudding

Vanilla Rice Pudding - A childhood favorite, enlivened with a grown-up fruit compote.

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Health Score:
6,8 / 10
15 min.
ready in 40 min.
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Nutritional values

This recipe is a very low-fat rice pudding with energy-giving carbohydrates and vitamin-rich fruit compote. One portion of rice pudding provides 25 percent of the daily requirement of bone-strengthening calcium. The apricots are a good source of vitamin A, which we need for a well-functioning visual process and for beautiful skin. Secondary plant substances contained in apricots protect our body cells from free radicals and can thus counteract the development of cancer cells.

Children love vanilla rice pudding with compote, but could be bothered by the thyme flavour in this dessert. Just test whether your child likes the combination of sweet and tart or not. To get more minerals and fibre, you can prepare the rice pudding with round grain natural rice. The vanilla rice pudding is suitable as a sweet lunch or as a light dessert (then the recipe is sufficient for 6 people). Try the dessert also with other fruits such as pears instead of apricots.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie330 kcal(16 %)
Protein10 g(10 %)
Fat4 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates62 g(41 %)
Sugar added7 g(28 %)
Roughage3.5 g(12 %)
Vitamin A0.4 mg(50 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E1.1 mg(9 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.4 mg(36 %)
Niacin4.2 mg(35 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate16 μg(5 %)
Pantothenic acid1.3 mg(22 %)
Biotin8.9 μg(20 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.9 μg(30 %)
Vitamin C22 mg(23 %)
Potassium679 mg(17 %)
Calcium255 mg(26 %)
Magnesium51 mg(17 %)
Iron2.3 mg(15 %)
Iodine16 μg(8 %)
Zinc1.6 mg(20 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.8 g
Uric acid66 mg
Cholesterol10 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 Organic orange
1 Vanilla bean
1 ½ pints
5 ozs Arborio rice
1 lb ripe Apricot
½ cup white Grape juice
2 sprigs thyme
2 heaping Tbsps Sea buckthorn (or pineapple juice)
4 Tbsps Agave syrup
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Agave syrupthymeApricot

Kitchen utensils

1 Fine grater, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Measuring cups, 2 Pots, 1 Wooden spoon

Preparation steps

Vanilla Rice Pudding preparation step 1

Rinse orange with hot water, dry and finely zest. 

Vanilla Rice Pudding preparation step 2

Cut vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out seeds. Add vanilla bean, seeds and milk to a pot and bring to a boil. 

Vanilla Rice Pudding preparation step 3

Stir in orange zest and rice. Cover and cook over low heat for 20-25 minutes, stirring frequently.

Vanilla Rice Pudding preparation step 4

Meanwhile, rinse and halve apricots, remove pits and slice into wedges.

Vanilla Rice Pudding preparation step 5

In another pot, bring grape juice and apricots to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer 5-10 minutes.

Vanilla Rice Pudding preparation step 6

Rinse thyme, shake dry and remove leaves from stems. Stir thyme leaves and sea buckthorn into apricot mixture. Remove from heat.

Vanilla Rice Pudding preparation step 7

Sweeten rice pudding with agave syrup to taste and serve topped with apricot and sea buckthorn compote.