Apricot Creamy Rice by Dr Melinda Morrison

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This is an easy dessert is healthy and so good for the whole family!


  • ½ cup (95 g/3¼ oz) cooked Doongara rice, cooled
  • 200 g (6½ oz) low-fat vanilla yoghurt
  • 8 dried apricot halves
  • ¼ cup (60 ml/2 fl oz) unsweetened orange juice
  • 1 passionfruit, pulp removed
  • ½ cup (125 ml/4 fl oz) water




  1. Place the orange juice, water and apricots in a small saucepan and cook until the apricots start to soften and the liquid resembles a syrup.
  2. Set aside to cool, then stir in the passionfruit pulp.
  3. Combine the rice and yoghurt and then put the mixture into two serving bowls.
  4. Top with the apricot mixture and serve.


Low Lactose – Replace yoghurt with lactose free yoghurt.

Gluten Free – Replace yoghurt with gluten free yoghurt.

Nutritional Analysis

Per serve: Energy 751 kJ / Fat <1 g / Saturated fat 0 g / Carbohydrate 34g (2 exchanges) / Fibre 3 g / Sodium 90 mg / GI low

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Recipe taken from Family Food for Diabetes Book 1 by Dr Melinda Morrison.

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