Rice pudding is a favourite childhood dessert, which uses a sticky short-grain rice combined with sugar and often vanilla. Popular worldwide, the dessert is especially popular in North America and Europe, and was said to be the Buddha’s final meal, before he became enlightened. In Sweden and Finland, the pudding is a Christmas dessert.
This recipe at Great British Chefs is by a Scottish chef. It uses pudding rice and simple ingredients, for a traditional pud that all the family will love.
This creamy vegan rice pudding (Vegan on Board) is quick to make, and can be spiced with cinnamon with added citrus. Just cook up rice with water and citrus zest, add plant milk and cinnamon and simmer, then stir in sugar. It only takes a few minutes to create a rich creamy dessert.
Vegan Middle Eastern Rice Pudding (Lands & Flavors) uses mastic (tastes like pine), though you can use orange blossom water instead. The rice and cornstarch help to thicken it. Any type of rice works, for this recipe the chef uses medium-grain Egyptian rice.
Where to Buy Vegan Rice Pudding
We Can Vegan Rice Pudding is sold in a zero waste tin. It’s made with water, rice, coconut milk, sugar and maize starch. Just heat and eat.
Fancy Plants is a new brand of dessert to look out for on the shelves. If you’re fed up of the same one or two choices, check out this range of plant-based puds. Made with coconut milk, they contain fibre and you can recycle the packaging. There’s a vegan rice pudding option and a silky chocolate or salted caramel pudding, as well as a mango passion fruit chia pudding. Keep chocolate away from pets. Recycle any plastic packaging with household recycling or at supermarket bag bins. Keep these desserts away from pets (nutmeg is especially toxic).
Petit Pot offers a plant-based rice pudding in a glass jar. Made with organic coconut milk, choose from vanilla or dark chocolate.