Rice Pudding Easy – If you’ve never had rice pudding, you’re definitely missing out, and I’m here to change that! Slightly sweet, and a healthy source of satisfying carbs, this recipe serves perfectly as a dessert, snack, or breakfast!
I made this Recipe for Rice Pudding easy by using only a few ingredients that are easy to find in your local grocery store. Gluten, dairy, egg, and refined-sugar free, this Rice Pudding is vegan too, making it an allergy-friendly dessert for all to enjoy! Ready for the details? Keep reading!
Rice Pudding Easy
This Recipe for Rice Pudding is seriously so satisfying and delicious, but you may be wondering why I chose to use black rice instead of brown or white. Well…there’s a very good reason for that. Since recently learning black rice is the healthiest rice in the world, I have been on a major black rice-eating kick. Black rice, due to the pigment that gives it is color (anthocyanin), is loaded with antioxidants! It’s high in protein, iron, healthy fats and carbs, and much more that gives it a major nutritional advantage compared to many other grains. Want to know more about why black rice is so healthy? Click here to read more!
Rice has been a central part of many people’s daily diet for centuries, and to this day, it’s still one of the most important foods in many different parts of the world. For years, brown rice has been a staple in our house, but these days I’m transitioning to using black rice for most every rice recipe.
Here at Clean Cuisine, we like to rotate grains so we don’t eat the same foods over and over again. This gives us exposure to a lot of different nutrients found in the many different grains, and I believe, reduces the risk of food intolerance.
Cook Once, Eat Twice
Here at Clean Cuisine, we know just how much time preparing healthy meals on a daily basis can take. That’s why we like to prep ahead, and cook once to eat twice!
I always make all of my whole grains (including my black rice) in a rice cooker (like VitaClay) and then I have a nice big batch that I keep in a covered container in the fridge for about 3 days. Want to know how to properly store rice? Click here!
It’s really just amazing what all you can do with cooked rice. I made the rice for my Recipe for Rice Pudding Easy on Saturday night. Then..I turned it into multiple meals to cut down on my kitchen time throughout the week.
Sunday Night Dinner: I made “Cilantro-Lime & White Bean Rice”. This recipe is a “one-dish-wonder”, and takes only a couple of minutes to throw together. Simply add a large handful of chopped cilantro, 3 crushed garlic cloves, a drizzle of hemp oil, juice from 1 whole lime, unrefined sea salt, 1 can garbanzo beans, and about 1 cup cooked black rice to a large bowl. Serve alongside a big arugula salad, and you have a quick and easy, healthy dinner!
Monday Night Dinner: I made “Curried Black Rice”….this was beyond easy, and such a hit for my family! Satuee 4 crushed garlic cloves, 1 minced green chile and a thumb-sized piece of freshly grated gingerroot in 2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil for about 30 seconds. Add ¼ cup diced onion, and 2 diced carrots and sautéed until soft. Stir in about 1 ½ cups cooked black rice, some chopped cilantro and unrefined sea salt. Top the curried black rice with some cubed tofu or ground turkey, and then add a side of steamed spinach. Dinner #2, made with the same black rice from my pudding!
Use your extra black rice to add to any meal throughout the week, and save some time in the kitchen! It really is just that easy.
Recipes with Rice
Like I talked about earlier, you don’t even need an actual recipe to use your rice throughout the week. However, sometimes it’s nice to follow a recipe for those days you’re not really up for experimentation. And just remember, while some recipes may call for brown or white rice, you can switch any rice in any recipe out for black rice for some added nutrition! Here are some of our favorite recipes with rice…
Cauliflower Stir Fry Rice: Cauliflower Stir Fry Rice recipe is loaded with flavor, and is super satisfying. With Asian-inspired stir fry seasonings, it’s sure to be a hit.
Mojo Shrimp Skillet with Cauliflower Rice: This Mojo Shrimp Recipe is derived from the famous Cuban marinade that is typically made with a sour orange, and is healthy and delicious!
Rosemary and Spinach Rice Casserole: This delicious Rice Casserole is loaded with flavor from rosemary and pecans and full of healthy nutrients from the spinach and brown rice.
Ready for the full recipe? Let’s get into the details!
The Healthiest Rice “Pudding”
Slightly sweet, and a healthy source of satisfying carbs, I made this Recipe for Rice Pudding easy to follow. It serves perfectly as a dessert, snack, or breakfast!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- 8 organic prunes
- ½ cup organic coconut milk
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups cooked black rice
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- Cinnamon, to taste
- Nutmeg, to taste
- Unrefined sea salt, to taste
- Begin by preparing a saucepan, and adding black rice and water. Follow the instructions on the back of the bag, as cook times may vary. (As a general rule, rice should be brought to a boil, and covered and simmered for 30 minutes).
- While rice is cooking, place prunes, coconut milk and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until prunes are soft.
- Add vanilla extract, cooked black rice, hemp seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to taste.
- Use a handheld stick blender to process until smooth and creamy.
- Enjoy warm, or chill and enjoy!
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