Spiced rice pudding with blackberry compote

Cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg flavour this healthier rice pudding served with a naturally sweetened, chunky berry sauce

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:45 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 397
  • fat 2g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 81g
  • sugars 54g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 13g
  • salt 0.4g


  • 200g brown rice
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 500g skimmed milk
  • 405g can light condensed milk
  • 1 long or 2 short cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cardamom pods, crushed with a rolling pin
  • good grating nutmeg
  • 1 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped out
  • 500g frozen blackberries
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup


  1. Cook the rice following pack instructions – don’t be tempted to cook it until al dente – it will not continue to cook in the milk later, so it needs to be nice and soft at this point.

  2. Meanwhile, mix the cornflour to a paste with a little of the milk until smooth. Add this to a saucepan with the remaining milk, condensed milk, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla and a good pinch of salt. Stir until smooth, then bring to a simmer. Turn down to very low heat and leave to gently infuse while the rice cooks.

  3. When the rice is cooked, drain well, then add to the warm milk mixture. Turn up the heat and bubble until thick and creamy – this will take about 20-25 mins.

  4. To make the blackberry compote, empty the blackberries into a saucepan, add the agave syrup and bring to a simmer. Boil for a few mins. Cool for a few mins before serving, or serve at room temperature with the rice pudding.

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