Rice pudding is one of those snacks/meals which i love, but never eat or make often enough. If i am honest, i am surprised that there isn’t a premade vegan version of rice pudding available in the stores. Considering that there seems to be a vegan version of almost all foods available in Sweden. But who knows… maybe one day there will be.
Making rice pudding isn’t so difficult, though it can easily turn out sort of dry… but if you add vegan soya cream (or other sweet cream, or coconut milk) it makes it more creamy. So i do highly recommend adding some type of plant based cream, or full fat coconut milk when making rice pudding! The other thing about making rice pudding is that you need to stir every 5-10 minutes so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot… so it is not one of those meals which you can just leave to cook while you do other things. But the good thing about it is that you can make a huge batch and save in the fridge for the week!
I posted this recipe in my instagram post, but i thought i would share it on my blog as well – for those of you who don’t follow my IG. But also so others can find it easier 🙂
I had several people ask me about eating white rice, and eating it daily… whether it is “healthy” or not. And my reply to that is of course… everything in moderation. Brown rice does have more fiber and nutrients, but as long as white rice isn’t the majority of your diet then it is fine! But you could vary white rice with brown rice and quinoa. And for rice pudding you can vary with oats, chia pudding, overnight oats, cereal etc
The one thing about white rice is that it may contain arsenic, so it isn’t recommended to eat everyday because of that. And also to avoid giving rice products (such as rice milk, rice cakes, rice etc) to kids because their bodies are smaller and therefore can’t handle as much arsenic which they may get from eating too much rice products. So that is one thing to keep in mind and maybe not to overdo it on rice products!