CookingLight diet CookingLight diet
Greg DuPree
Active Time
35 Mins
Total Time
45 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

Treat yourself to a comforting bowl of warm, creamy rice pudding and enjoy a better night’s sleep. The goji berries sprinkled on top add fruity chew, while the pepitas offer nutty crunch and a tryptophan boost. Look for both at specialty grocery stores. If you can’t find them, sub tart cherries or pomegranates for the goji berries and walnuts for the pepitas; walnuts also contain tryptophan. A mild, less expensive honey works beautifully here; save the pricier, more robust honeys for a recipe where their flavor will be front and center.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring milk, water, honey, and salt to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium-high. Stir in rice, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, uncovered, stirring often, until rice is tender and mixture is thickened, about 30 minutes.

Step 2

Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla. Divide mixture evenly among 6 bowls; top each with 1 tablespoon goji berries and 1 tablespoon pepitas. Serve warm.

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