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Dairy Free Rice Pudding

Dairy Free Rice Pudding

Mr. Houseful is the pudding lover in our home. Bread pudding, rice pudding, banana pudding. I usually stay far away from them, because it invokes an unfortunate pudding accident circa 1996. It involves my dad, my siblings, a full-sized baking pan, and the homemade pudding of one of the ladies at my church. We swore off of the stuff for life. Until now. Shomari (Mr. Houseful if you’re not keeping up,) happens to be one of the people that I will try anything once for, and this month, it happens to be rice pudding. Now for a bit of background. Shomari is lactose intolerant. I am not. Shomari doesn’t always follow the rules for people who are lactose intolerant. I don’t have to. Keeping up? Also, Shomari wants to use ingredients that don’t taste as if someone is trying to pull the wool over your eyes. Enter So Delicious Dairy Free Almondmilk, and my expansive brain, and we have a winner. 

So Delicious Dairy Free Almondmilk Rice Pudding

Of course, the first thought when attempting to figure out a recipe for this milk was a simple smoothie. We’re still going to do that, but it’s a bit cold in the Chi, and we wanted something that would stick to your ribs, but be easy to make. Rice pudding it was. The look of incredulity that the houseful of littles threw me was enough to let me know that I would indeed be finishing this experiment, and I would come out on top. Check it out. 

So Delicious Dairy Free Almondmilk Rice Pudding

I started as if I were going to make a regular pot of rice for lunch and then brought this milk out and the ladybug immediately started throwing questions. I answered as best I could, all while praying that my first attempt at making this iconic dish didn’t result in all of my family voting to give me away. It did not as you can see. The ladybug had two servings, and even I sat down with a warm bowl of it and enjoyed the nutty/sweet flavor of this dish. Now to try it cold. 

So Delicious Dairy Free Almondmilk Rice Pudding

I picked up the 48 oz bottle at my local Target in the Dairy aisle (yes, I know…I’m sure they’re working on it) and used my Cartwheel app to save an additional 20% on the already low prices. Don’t know about Cartwheel for Target? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?! I have a bit of a contest going on with a cousin of mine to see if I can even catch up with their savings. They’ve currently passed $1000 in savings, and I’m seeing a good challenge. 

So Delicious Dairy Free Almondmilk Rice Pudding

You’ll need So Delicious Dairy Free Almondmilk – I snagged the vanilla, but it comes in unsweetened and original flavors as well. The rest of the ingredients are rice, sugar, salt, vanilla, and almond extracts, and whatever you want to top it with. I stayed simple and used cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg. You can find the recipe below, and try your hand at making this rich and creamy breakfast or dessert – don’t let me tell you how to qualify it.

So Delicious Dairy Free Almondmilk Rice Pudding

 Dairy Free Rice Pudding

Dairy Free Rice Pudding

Dairy Free Rice Pudding

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups of rice - the type is up for debate. I used medium grain
  • 1/2 cup of sugar - you can use less if you desire. We were going more dessert-style here
  • 7 cups of almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • pinch of salt
  • cinnamon and nutmeg to top the rice

Instructions

  1. Rinse the rice until the water runs clear
  2. Put the rice in the pot along with 1 cup of almond milk, extracts, sugar, and a pinch of salt
  3. Cook on low until milk is absorbed
  4. After the milk absorbs into the rice, add 5 more cups of almondmilk (1 cup at a time) waiting for the milk to absorb until adding the next one.
  5. Cook until thick and creamy, and then add the final cup of almondmilk and stir to incorporate.
  6. Plate and garnish as desired. Go crazy! Use nuts, berries, or spices!
Dairy Free Rice Pudding

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Cait

Thursday 11th of January 2024

Hi lovely! So excited to try your recipe as I am pregnant and craving old favourites but without the dairy - I am wondering if you've tested with coconut or soy milk? Thank you either way xox

Natasha Nicholes

Saturday 13th of January 2024

Hi Cait! This recipe is already dairy free. Are you not able to use the type of milk listed?

Jill

Sunday 12th of December 2021

The comment about the extracts…is correct. There isn’t an indication within the recipe about how to use them (the link seems to be for how to make them). When do they get added?

Natasha Nicholes

Sunday 12th of December 2021

Hi Jill,

Thanks for the catch. You have two options here. You can add the extract in with everything else. You can also add it with the final cup of almond milk. It cooks down with almond milk, etc.

Vanessa

Thursday 17th of June 2021

Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?

Natasha Nicholes

Sunday 20th of June 2021

Hi Vanessa,

I'm assuming a day or two in the refrigerator as we didn't have any left over to store.

suzanneholt

Thursday 17th of June 2021

This looks so good! I'm excited to try since I haven't had this since going dairy free!

Natasha Nicholes

Sunday 20th of June 2021

Ooh, please let me know how you like it!

Mary Trzcinski

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

O instructions for the extracts in this recipe.

Natasha Nicholes

Friday 1st of May 2020

Hi Mary,

The instructions for the extract are linked to the words vanilla and almond extracts above. Hope that helps!

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