A Lush Dessert

Are you allergic to dairy / lactose intolerant? Do you LOVE creamy desserts?

Is your idea of comfort food something soft and warm?

Are you also gluten-free / vegan / soy-free / egg-free / sugar-free?


Coconut Rice Pudding

Adapted from a recipe in delicious magazine

The particulars:

  • 3/4 cup short-grain white rice
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla pod, scraped
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • sprinkle of nutmeg to serve
  1. Measure out the rice and add it to a small saucepan, along with the coconut milk, cardamom pods, cinnamon, and vanilla. Turn on the heat and leave to warm up.
  2. Once simmering, stir occasionally. Continue until all the coconut milk has been absorbed by the rice. This should take about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Add the agave nectar once cooked to taste. Sprinkle nutmeg on top to serve.

Lesson learned: Previously, I thought of rice pudding as gross lumpy baby food dessert that you get in the school cafeteria. Not any more! The cardamom and cinnamon add a wonderful spicy flavor, and the coconut makes it so lush and creamy - there is no need for regular milk in rice pudding ever again!