Comforting Vegan Rice Pudding


This recipe for vegan rice pudding is a “sweet” entry in our March Recipe Madness Contest, created and submitted by Darlene Crider. To qualify, the recipe contains 8 ingredients or less, but includes Almond Plus Protein Almond Milk (with nut-free option) and Coconut Milk Creamer by So Delicious Dairy Free.

Comforting Vegan Rice Pudding Recipe

Special Diet Notes: Vegan Rice Pudding

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

For tree nut-free and vegan rice pudding, feel free to substitute coconut milk beverage for the almond milk.

Comforting Vegan Rice Pudding
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Serves: 8
  1. In a large saucepan with a heavy bottom, bring rice, almond milk and salt to a boil; immediately turn down to a simmer. Simmer rice and almond milk, stirring frequently, approximately 30 minutes.
  2. Add sugar, raisins and coconut milk creamer, stirring unitl sugar is dissolved. Continue simmering until most of liquid is absorbed, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, add vanilla. Serve hot or cold, sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Hi! Can’t wait to make this for Thanksgiving! Do you use sweetened or unsweetened almond milk and can I use regular sugar instead of turbinado sugar?

    • Yes, it will. I would use lite coconut milk, but regular coconut milk will make for richer results. Also, you may end up wanting to add a little sweetener and/or vanilla, to taste.

    • You can use another dairy-free creamer (like an almond-based one), or if all nuts are out, use your choice of milk beverage, but you may want to start with less and add more as needed to get the consistency you are happy with.

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