Desserts

Orzo Pudding

I bought some orzo for a soup recipe I was planning to make earlier this year and then never got around to making it. The orzo was sitting there in my pantry and I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with it yet. It was when I was going through some boxes in the basement, that I uncovered some old recipes that I’d clipped from newspapers and magazines years go. In there was a recipe for orzo pudding. It said if  you liked rice pudding, you should try orzo pudding. I adore rice pudding and thought why not give this one a try. I had all the ingredients on hand!

If you like raisins, add some in at the end of cooking. Neither my kids nor John like raisins so I left them out. I also sprinkled a dash of cinnamon on top of each dish for presentation.

Orzo Pudding- sweet, creamy and decadent! If you enjoy rice pudding, you need to try orzo pudding.

This recipe tastes just like rice pudding! The only thing that is a little different is the texture of the orzo. I never thought I’d eat pasta for dessert, but I guess there’s a first time for everything.

Orzo Pudding- sweet, creamy and decadent! If you enjoy rice pudding, you need to try orzo pudding.

Have you ever tried orzo pudding?
Orzo Pudding- sweet, creamy and decadent! If you enjoy rice pudding, you need to try orzo pudding.

Yield: 4

Orzo Pudding

Creamy, sweet and delicious recipe for orzo pudding. If you like rice pudding, you will love this recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup orzo, uncooked
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Heat orzo and milk in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Once simmering, reduce heat to medium-low and stir occasionally for 15 minutes, or until orzo is cooked.
  3. In a bowl, whisk the egg yolk, egg, sugar and salt.
  4. Slowly whisk the egg mixture into the orzo mixture and heat over medium-low stirring constantly until the mixture starts to thicken.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and cinnamon.
  6. Can be served warm or chilled.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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