Monday, August 15, 2016

Orange Creamsicle Rice Pudding

Orange Creamsicle Rice Pudding is bright, citrusy and utterly creamy. This simple dessert made with just 3 ingredients is dreamy, rich, and totally delicious! This recipe is so simple it just about cooks itself!

We are so excited to be partnering with International Delight®  to bring you another fabulous recipe. I don't know about you, but I love my coffee so I always have creamer in the house. I have found this to be an amazing convenient ingredient in cooking and baking sweets. So, of course when I started thinking about a fabulous dreamy orange dessert I thought of International Delight.


I grew up in a big family and we enjoyed spending time outdoors together. I remember running around in the backyard through the sprinklers and summers at the beach. No matter the occasion, there were always oranges. In the cooler, in ice pops, orange juice, you name it. Even Santa stuffed the bottom of our stocking with oranges. I guess that is what happens when you live in the sunshine state.

Growing up in Florida, oranges and anything orange flavored was pretty much a staple. So, naturally when I discovered the orange ice pops with the creamy ice cream filling, I fell in love. I can remember enjoying those orange cream filled ice pops every summer.

I really enjoy taking those flavors that bring back such great memories and my favorite dishes and marrying them together to create a sublime food fusion.

After my epiphany of how easy rice pudding can be, when I created our 2-Ingredient Vanilla Rice Pudding I started thinking about all the flavors I could come up with. One of the first on my list of combinations to try was an old favorite.

You know how much I love orange creamsicle flavored recipes. This new rice pudding was destined for greatness as a Orange Creamsicle Rice Pudding. I was completely right. I tested the recipe 4 times because the family just loved it that much!

Risotto is rich and creamy. It is made with an Italian short grain rice called Arborio. The rice has a high starch content which leads to the creaminess of the risotto. That is the shortcut that I used to make this recipe so easy.

It is a so easy to make, you literally dump it in a pot, let it cook and then stir for a few minutes.It is perfectly rich, creamy and delicious.

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Orange Creamsicle Rice Pudding

1 cup uncooked Arborio rice 

2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice (about 8-10 medium oranges)
2 cups International Delight French Vanilla Creamer
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon orange zest

Combine rice, orange juice, creamer and salt in a large (8 quart) saucepan over high heat. Stir to combine. Bring to 'medium' boil, about 3-5 minutes. *SEE NOTE. Reduce to simmer (on medium-low temperature) for 20 minutes. Cover.

Remove cover, increase temperature to medium-high and stir constantly until rice is tender and pudding is thick and creamy, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in orange zest.

Remove from heat. Stir in orange zest. Pour into serving dishes. Serve warm immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

DONNA'S NOTES: Do not bring to a full rolling boil and then cover. It will boil over and you will be left with a nasty stove to clean. Don't ask me how I know, just trust me on this one. 

We do not count water and salt when considering the number of ingredients.

Zest the oranges before juicing them.

SLOW COOKER METHOD:  Combine ingredients in a slow cooker (I used a 3 quart). Stir, cover and cook on high for 1 1/2 - 3 hours. It took 3 hours in my 3 quart round. Rice should be soft and as thick as pudding when it is ready.

The first time you prepare this I recommend tasting a piece of rice after 1 hour 30 minutes. If it is not chewy yet cover it and let it cook 30 more minutes and check again. The more you stir the more the pudding will thicken. That said, about 15 minutes before the pudding is done remove cover and stir until pudding is thickened. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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  1. Would be nice to have a calorie count.

  2. Hi Dainne, you can get a calorie count on any recipe here:

    I hope that helps!

  3. I bought some coconut creamer that was too many WW points for my regular use, so I used it to make this recipe. My husband loves rice pudding, and this is DELICIOUS!! so easy to make. thanks

  4. bookmarked!!, I love your website!


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