• 3/4 Cup California raisins
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dark rum
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons arborio rice
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 Cup milk
  • 6 Tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 Tablespoon condensed milk
  • 1/2 mango, diced
  • 6 slices mango; for garnish
  • Mint sprigs; for garnish


Marinate raisins in rum overnight. At a low temperature, cook rice with sugar, milk, water, cinnamon and cloves until al dente. Remove cinnamon stick and whole cloves. Add vanilla, heavy cream and condensed milk, and cook for another 3 minutes. Cool in refrigerator for a few hours. Stir in diced mango and raisins. Spoon into individual dessert glasses and garnish with mango slices and mint sprigs.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 140 (Calories from Fat 18%); Total Fat 3 ( Saturated Fat 1.5; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 10; Sodium 25; Potassium 266; Total Carbohydrate 27; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 24; Protein 2; Calcium 56; Iron 1;

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- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.