Rice pudding is easy to make and tastes amazing. It’s nourishing, comforting, and filled with healthy ingredients to sustain your energy throughout the day. It is a great make-ahead dessert and the leftovers are perfect for breakfast, too. If you like dishes that are sweet but not too sweet, indulgent, luxurious, and flavorful, then you’ll love these recipes!
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1. Healthy Thai Black Rice Pudding
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This Healthy Thai Black Rice Pudding by Jamie Raftery is easy to make and tastes amazing. It’s nourishing, comforting, and filled with healthy ingredients to sustain your energy throughout the day. Full of iron, vitamin E, and antioxidants; black raspberry is a nutritional powerhouse. Here I warm it up with black sesame milk and top with ripe mango, blueberries, pistachio, and coconut chips.
2. Syrian Rose Flavored Rice Pudding
Syrian rice pudding is a creamy and delicious rice pudding flavored with rose essence. This Syrian Rose Flavored Rice Pudding by Pavani Nandula uses just a few simple ingredients but the result is a delicious treat. It is a great make-ahead dessert and the leftovers are perfect for breakfast, too.
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3. No-Bake Rice Pudding Cake
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This No-Bake Rice Pudding Cake recipe by Deniz Kilic combines all the silky, rich goodness of pudding with the shape and style of a cake. The simple vanilla rice pudding rests on a hearty walnut crust and is finished with elegantly placed fruit, nuts, and mango purée.
4. Arroz Con Dulce: Puerto Rican Rice Pudding
Arroz con dulce is the Latin version of rice pudding that’s usually made around the holiday season, but you can make it any time you have a craving for it. It’s normally made with evaporated milk, but this Arroz Con Dulce: Puerto Rican Rice Pudding recipe by Desiree Rodriguez calls for evaporated coconut milk, making it completely dairy-free with just the right sweetness. You can eat it cold or warm.
5. Breakfast Rice Pudding
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Finding yourself with a huge amount of plain cooked rice but you’d rather not go for fried rice again? If you like your breakfast to be filling and healthy, this Breakfast Rice Pudding by Celine Steen is a good option that’s also fairly fast to prepare.
6. Vanilla Rooibos Rice Pudding
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The trick to this Vanilla Rooibos Rice Pudding by Melissa Tedesco is to stir it frequently. It’s like a risotto. You need to stir it so that the starch comes out of the rice, which gives the dish its creaminess. You don’t have to constantly stir it for 45 minutes, but every few minutes give it a whirl. Have it for dessert or even breakfast. You’ll love it!
7. Low Fodmap Rice Pudding With Mixed Berry Sauce
If you like desserts that are sweet but not too sweet, indulgent, luxurious, flavorful, and most importantly easy to make, this Low Fodmap Rice Pudding With Mixed Berry Sauce by Stefani Weiss with mixed berry sauce checks all the boxes! It’s one of the easiest desserts to make. You can add different ingredients or toppings and always get different flavors and results.
8. Black Rice Pudding (Vegan, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-Free)
This Black Rice Pudding (Vegan, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-Free) by Angie Li is perfect for people who don’t bother making an effort to make breakfast in the morning. You can cook a large batch in advance and keep it in the fridge for 3-4 days. Or you can also have it as breakfast on the go on those busy days.
9. Rice Pudding with Apricot Jam, Whipped Coconut Cream, and Toasted Coconut Shreds
This Rice Pudding with Apricot Jam, Whipped Coconut Cream, and Toasted Coconut Shreds by Teri Macovei is so simple to create, with only a few ingredients that you probably have around your house already. If the sugars of my choice are not the sugars that you have laying around your pantry, that’s fine. You can choose to use the ones at hand. It is essential to use the right type of sugars, though, unrefined sugars as much as possible.
10. Pistachio Rice Pudding
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11. Chocolate and Banana Mochi Rice Pudding
Rice pudding made with brown mochi rice is healthy and delicious. Add cacao, banana, raw cacao nibs, and raspberries and you are in breakfast heaven! Mochi rice is a short grain, glutinous rice. It has a very high starch content, which makes it sticky and perfect for rice pudding. The flavor of mochi in this Chocolate and Banana Mochi Rice Pudding by Katja Meier is mild and slightly sweet.
12. Mango Phirni: Indian Rice Pudding
This Mango Phirni by Srividhya Manikandan with flattened rice is nothing but a simple yet delightful rice pudding. It’s a popular dessert recipe from the Indian subcontinent and is prepared with milk, rice, sugar, and the added flavors of saffron or cardamom, or both. However, this vegan version is just as creamy and comforting as its predecessor and even more delicious.
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