Indulge in the creamy and comforting goodness of this delightful Vegan Rice Pudding recipe. This plant-based twist on a classic dessert is made without any dairy or animal products, allowing you to enjoy a rich and satisfying treat while adhering to your vegan lifestyle. Warm spices, tender rice, and a touch of sweetness make this rice pudding a perfect dessert or even a cozy breakfast option. So grab your ingredients and get ready to indulge in a bowl of vegan comfort!
- 1/2 cup Arborio rice (or any short-grain rice)
- 3 cups unsweetened plant-based milk (such as almond, soy, or oat milk)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- Optional toppings: Cinnamon powder, raisins, chopped nuts, or fresh fruit slices
- In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the rice, plant-based milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and a pinch of salt.
- Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom.
- Reduce the heat to low and let the rice mixture simmer gently, uncovered, for about 30-35 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure the rice cooks evenly and doesn’t clump together.
- As the rice pudding cooks, the mixture will thicken and the rice will become tender. If needed, add a little more plant-based milk to achieve your desired consistency.
- Once the rice is tender and the pudding has reached a creamy consistency, remove the saucepan from the heat.
- Allow the rice pudding to cool for a few minutes before serving. It will thicken further as it cools.
- Serve the vegan rice pudding warm or chilled, topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon powder, raisins, chopped nuts, or fresh fruit slices for added texture and flavor.
- Leftover rice pudding can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You may need to add a splash of plant-based milk when reheating to restore the creamy consistency.
Note: The cooking time may vary depending on the type of rice used. Adjust the sweetness level by adding more or less maple syrup, according to your preference.
Creamy Vegan Rice Pudding
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cups)
Calories 246Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 7.3g37%