Rice Pudding with Cranberry Sauce


Serving Size:
2/3 cup

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup instant white rice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 whole raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. In a medium saucepan combine almond milk, rice and sugar. Bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat. Stir constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 6 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk eggs and vanilla together. Stir a small amount of the hot almond milk and rice mixture into the eggs, to temper them and keep them from curdling.
  3. Slowly add egg mixture into hot almond milk mixture, stirring constantly.
  4. Place saucepan back on low heat. Stir and cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Do not boil.
  5. Remove saucepan from heat and let stand for 30 minutes.
  6. To serve, place 1 almond in in the bottom of each bowl. Spoon rice pudding into 6 single serving bowls.
  7. Divide the cranberry sauce between the 6 bowls. Dust the top of the pudding with cinnamon. Serve and enjoy.

Helpful hints

  • In Scandinavian countries, rice pudding is served as a holiday treat. A single almond is hidden in the pudding, and whoever gets the almond has good luck for the next year. In this recipe we included an almond in each serving--good luck for all!

Nutrients per serving

Calories 184

Protein 5 g

Carbohydrates 32 g

Fat 4 g

Cholesterol 62 mg

Sodium 113 mg

Potassium 125 mg

Phosphorus 70 mg

Calcium 260 mg

Fiber 0.8 g

Added Sugar 9 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 milk alternative
  • 1 high-calorie

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