Vegan rice pudding is a thick and creamy sweet pudding made with almond milk. Vegans and non-vegans alike will love. this delicious dessert! This easy recipe is also gluten free and dairy free.
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I am sitting on the couch waiting for Downton Abbey to start. It has been so long since Season 2 ended that I almost forget what happened, but I have been looking forward to this for many, many, many months. I feel bad for my family who is going to have to endure me speaking in my terrible British accent for the next 3 months of Mondays. From this point forward, please read this with a British accent and go fetch yourself a cup of tea. 🙂
Over the holiday, I saw an old friend that cannot eat dairy. In our conversation, he mentioned that dessert is the thing that he misses the most. Almost everything baked has some sort of dairy in it. I got to thinking and had to agree that I use an obscene amount of dairy in my baking. It is really easy to find good vegan baked goods, but it can be hard to satisfy the need for something creamy.
I was flipping through Food & Wine a few days later and found that they were highlighting almond milk. This recipe was included, and I love how it is made in a similar way to risotto. The almond milk is added slowly, absorbing the liquid before you add more. The end result is an incredibly creamy almond milk rice pudding that is simple but satisfying. I added a vanilla bean to mine, but you could just add a splash of vanilla extract if you prefer.
Is rice pudding for dessert or breakfast?
This vegan rice pudding is great after dinner, but I also like to eat it for breakfast. I think it is a great addition to a brunch menu. Top with some preserves or fresh berries and you are good to go. Next time, I am going to try to make it with quinoa and see what happens; As a result, I think it will be a really healthy, protein filled breakfast.
Ingredients in almond milk rice pudding
1 1/2 cups rice (sushi rice, jasmine, and basmati all work really well for this recipe.)
1/3 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean, seeded and scraped
7 cups Almond Breeze Almond Milk, vanilla or unsweetened
pinch of sea salt
How to make vegan rice pudding
Start by rinsing the rice with water. Add to a medium saucepan.
Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until the milk is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
Gradually add 5 more cups of almond milk, about 1/2 cup at a time. Let the milk absorb into the rice before adding more.
After 25 minutes, the rice pudding will be thick and creamy. Allow it to cool, then stir in the last cup of milk. Remove the vanilla bean and spoon the pudding into a pretty glass.
Tips for making Vegan Rice Pudding //
- You can make this recipe just with almond milk, or a combination of almond and coconut milk. As a result of using coconut milk, the pudding is much creamier.
- To get really creamy rice pudding, cook it slowly and wait until the almond milk. is almost fully absorbed by the rice before adding more.
- Using a vanilla bean, will give the best flavor. Although, a good substitute is to add two teaspoons of vanilla extract.
- I serve these in Weck Tulip Jars. They have a lid for storing.
- A spoonful of whipped coconut cream sends this dessert over the top.
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