I have some bananas to use up. Like most of you I started to look through my cupboard at what I have on hand that might trigger some ideas for supper. There was a box of instant vanilla pudding and my stack of bags of rice. As I have written in the past that I depend on local charity food pantries to get through the month and that is why I have a stack of bags of rice. Many of my recipes are for low budget cooking.
I planned a stir fry for supper and saved a cup of cooked rice from that to use in the pudding. While looking for a recipe idea on the internet I saw a banana pudding with caramel sauce. I had some caramel sauce in the refrigerator left over from ice cream treat. I watch for mark downs for foods that normally not in my budget. This is what I made.
Easy Banana Rice Pudding with Caramel Sauce
- 1 box (4 serving size) instant vanilla pudding
- 2 cups cold whole milk
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup precooked white rice
- 3-4 bananas
- 3/4 cup caramel sauce
You will need 6 dessert bowls or custard bowls.
In a mixing bowl beat pudding mix, milk, and cinnamon until thick. Add cooked rice and stir in.
Warm caramel syrup. Dribble a small amount of caramel sauce into the bottom of dessert dishes. Slice a layer of banana next into bowls. Now layer some rice pudding on top. Layer another few slices of banana on top of pudding. Dibble a little bit of caramel sauce on bananas. Top with the rest of pudding and a few slices of bananas. Spoon the last of the caramel sauce over the pudding. Chill and serve.