Spiced Pear Protein Rice Pudding

rice-pudding

Dessert for breakfast. Breakfast for dessert. Either works and I love this cozy recipe for a tasty protein boost in the fall and winter. This would work well with all sorts of rice: wild rice blends, brown rice, even farro or oatmeal. What’s your favorite way to use protein powder? Leave a comment below and share.

Spiced Pear Protein Rice Pudding
Serves 1
Healthy dessert. Or dessert for breakfast. Use up your leftover rice and get a boost of protein at the same time.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup cooked basmati rice
  2. 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein (I used Jay Robb brand)
  3. 1/2 cup skim milk
  4. 3 ounces bosc pear
  5. 2 teaspoons chopped hazelnuts
  6. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. Pinch of cardamom
  8. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Chop pear and saute it in a nonstick pan on medium heat. Add an extra sprinkle of cinnamon if you like. It will take 5 minutes or so for the pears to soften.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the rice, spices, vanilla, and milk in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat for around 5 minutes, or until most of the liquid has disappeared.
  3. Take off the heat. Add the protein powder and mix well. It may be very thick. If so, add a bit more milk until it's the consistency you like.
  4. Top with pears and enjoy!
Nutrition per serving
  1. 275 calories
  2. 41g carbs
  3. 3g fat
  4. 4g fiber
  5. 14g sugar
  6. 21g protein
Adapted from Apple Cinnamon Protein Rice Pudding from Big Man's World
Adapted from Apple Cinnamon Protein Rice Pudding from Big Man's World
Amy Dix http://amydix.com/

2 thoughts on “Spiced Pear Protein Rice Pudding”

  1. Will try this! My favourite go-to breakfast are protein pancakes..

    1 mashed banana
    1 egg
    1 scoop of chocolate protein powder

    Fried on low heat in 1 teaspoon of coconut oil

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