There’s always one special dish that reminds a child of their mother and between my husband and I, we can both agree that homemade rice pudding is a favorite of ours. It’s ironic that both our mothers made this special dessert, in two different ways, and both turned out delicious enough to make a long-time impact on our taste buds. We joke about who makes it best, but in reality, I know we both enjoy our own mother’s special recipe because it’s what we grew up with.
Over the years I’ve tried to make my own version of the recipe. I use 1/2 a cup less sugar than my mom does and I also have a secret weapon, Skim Plus Milk. I use this specific milk because it adds protein and calcium, plus it’s fat-free. My mother shudders at the thought of using fat-free milk in her creamy rice pudding recipe, but Skim Plus maintains its creaminess and is similar to 2% milk. Skim Plus also adds 11 grams of protein in just 1 cup and even more calcium than regular milk, so I thought I’d give it a try without letting her know. I was happy to see the same consistency and added benefits to her rice pudding. Check out the recipe below-