Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I don't know about you, but I love all of the festive drinks that come out for the holidays. It turns out that I loved them a little too much at the grocery store this year and bought more than we needed. I ended up with an extra box of dairy-free nog.

What could I do with it?

Then, it hit me ... a rice pudding would be just the thing. Not only would I get a creamy delight, but I could delude myself that I was following my New Year's resolutions just by eating a treat! I figure that I'm saving myself from being wasteful by using that extra box of nog rather than letting it go bad, and even though I'm still eating a dessert, at least it's not cookies, candy or cake. That's got to count for something. Right?!

If you were a wise shopper and don't have extra nog around, you can probably get it on clearance at the grocery store. That way you can feel good about saving money!

We shared this recipe with Slightly Indulgent TuesdaysShowcase Your Talent Thursday and Allergy Friendly Fridays.

Holiday Nog Rice Pudding

Serves 8


4 cups non-dairy nog beverage (How about So Delicious coconut nog?)
1 cup arborio rice
Sprinkling of nutmeg


Preheat oven to 325.
In a small saucepan, heat nog to almost boiling.
In a covered casserole, combine hot nog and rice. Stir.
Sprinkle nutmeg on top.
Cover and bake for one hour.
(Put a baking sheet under the pot to catch any drips.)
Remove from oven, stir, and let sit a few minutes before serving.

Happy Cooking!

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  1. I am making this tonight! I have some regular Egg Nog to use up before it expires on me and this sounds great! :-)


  2. Thanks Heidi! It is super easy and a great way to use up the leftover holiday nog! Love your blog too...we will be frequent visitors :)