Healthy Rice Pudding

I think I need to rename this post to: “a dessert so healthy you an eat it for breakfast!”

Seriously. So healthfully delicious!

Healthy Rice Pudding #healthy #glutenfree #fitfluential

The best part about this recipe is that you probably already have all of these wonderful flavors in your kitchen. It makes my heart warm just thinking about it melting on my tongue.

Healthy Rice Pudding

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Healthy Rice Pudding

Ingredients

  • 1 cup short grain brown rice
  • 3 cups almond milk or milk of choice + 1 cup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoons of organic cane sugar or coconut palm sugar

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients, but 1 cup of milk in a rice cooker and set timer to "brown rice." Let cook until timer turns off or all water is evaporated. Add 1 more cup of milk and mix. Serve hot.
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As you read in the above recipe, I used a rice cooker. I haven’t gone a week without using that thing since I got it. You literally mix all of the ingredients in the rice cooker, turn it on, and walk away.

If you don’t have one, no fret! You can still make this recipe. All you’ll need is a medium size pot and a stove. You’ll want to use the exact same measurements as above. First, bring 1 cup of rice, 3 cups of milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon to a rolling boil. Then, cover and turn to low and let simmer until all liquid has absorbed. I’m guessing this will take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. Finally, add in an additional cup of milk and serve hot. 

Healthy Rice Pudding #healthy #glutenfree #fitfluential

If you like raisins, you and cook them right into this. Add in about 1/3 cup of raisins at the beginning and you’re good to go. Or- just add them on top like I did!

Healthy Rice Pudding #healthy #glutenfree #fitfluential

 So what makes this recipe so healthy? I made some major swaps!

  • I used brown rice instead of white rice
  • I used almond milk instead of cream or whole milk
  • I used no additional fats (like butter or oil)
  • Healthy Rice Pudding #healthy #glutenfree #fitfluential

Breakfast time?

Happy Tuesday!

PS: I had to bring a sweatshirt with my yesterday because the temperatures are chilly here. Sad face. Summer- you will be missed! 

Comments

  1. says

    It’s crazy how much you use a rice cooker once you have one. I never thought I’d have so many uses for mine until I started using it, and found I could cook nearly everything I wanted to in it. This rice pudding sounds so comforting, and I bet nobody will ever miss the extra fat/sugar/other extraneous rice pudding ingredients.

    • says

      I was actually thinking about that yesterday. I am not sure if you could make that in a crock pot because rice cookers get much hotter. If I find any info on that I’ll let you know!

  2. says

    OMG I cannot wait to make this! I have been wanting to make a sweet rice in my rice cooker and so excited to try this out. I’m so bad at cooking rice on the stove, hence why I have a rice cooker and I love it. Thanks for sharing!

  3. sjpapmom says

    I would omit sugar and add stevia and raisins, craisins, chopped prunes or chopped dates for sweetness. Drugstore.com sells a convenient squeezable liquid stevia.

  4. says

    This is one of my favorite things to make with leftover brown rice. Sometimes I add a little cardamom too or use full fat coconut milk to make it extra rich and creamy. This just seriously gave me a craving since it’s chilly here today!

  5. Christine says

    YUM! Quick question: I have some quick-cooking (10-12 min as opposed to the full 45 min) brown rice on hand, and I believe it calls for less liquid than traditional brown rice. Could I use that instead and just reduce the amount of milk?

  6. says

    I love a warm rice pudding during the winter! I just pinned this so I can give it a go. I’m a huge fan of brown rice! I think the almond milk would work perfectly here, I truly prefer the nutty flavour. So yummy. Great recipe. And I think raisins are a must with rice pudding!

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