Thursday, July 22, 2010

Diabetic Recipe: How to Cook Sweet Rice?

This recipe low in calories and suitable for diabetics is also super nutritious and low in fat.

It provides 100 calories per serving around, so it can be served with hearty but light dessert, cold to hot days and warm for winter.


• 2 cups water
• 2 cinnamon sticks, cut into bits
• 1 / 2 tsp salt
• Vanilla essence
• 1 piece of fresh ginger grated
• 1 cup of coarse rice
• 2 cups skim milk
• Sweetener suitable for cooking
• 1 / 2 cup raisins
• Ground cinnamon, optional


Boil water with pinch of salt, cinnamon and ginger for 3 minutes, then strain the liquid.

Turn back the heat and add the rice, cooking over medium heat and when almost ready, down to a simmer and cook until all liquid is absorbed.

Add raisins and sweetener, stir well and cook until rice is thick. Place in ramekins and sprinkle with cinnamon, served hot or cold.

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