Luxurious Brown Rice Pudding

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Luxurious Brown Rice Pudding

This brown rice pudding and the creamy sauce that goes with it, is sugar-free, dairy-free, and egg-free and it tastes great! It is a favorite dessert of mine that has gone through many changes through the years.

I often do not even bake it; just cook it on top of the stove in a pot until it is the consistency I like.


1 cup short grain brown rice, uncooked
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups rice, almond or soy milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbsp. coconut oil or butter
1 tsp. – 2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup sultana raisins
1/2 cup dates, chopped
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Cook rice.
  2.  Mix cooked rice in a glass baking dish with remaining ingredients except for cinnamon.
  3.  Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
  4. Bake at 400º for 40 to 50 minutes.
  5. Serve with “Cream Sauce” on top.

Serves 4 big servings or 8 small ones.




1 1/4 cup rice, almond or soy milk
3/4 cup apple juice
3 tbsp. arrowroot
2 tbsp. coconut oil or butter
1 tsp. lemon juice


  1. Mix the first 3 ingredients together.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thickened.
  3. Add lemon juice and coconut oil.
  4. Serve on top of Brown Rice Pudding.

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Cherry Pudding

Cherry Vegan Pudding

Delicious Vegan Banana Pudding

Tasty Millet Coconut Pudding with Brazil Nuts

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By | 2017-10-29T15:42:24+00:00 November 10th, 2009|Gluten Free, Recipes, Sugar Free Desserts|30 Comments

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I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.


  1. Billie Woody June 4, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I was glad 2 find this site.I need all the help I can find 2 learn 2 control my sugar cravings!

  2. Caroline June 23, 2011 at 1:40 am

    I am going to try this on Bernie!

  3. Diana Herrington June 23, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Billie, eating a certain amount of sweet foods is natural; it is just all of that sugar in the average diet that is not. Keep us posted as to how you are doing.

    Caro, look forward to hearing how it goes.

  4. Kath July 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Can you tell me the number of servings and calorie content?

  5. Diana Herrington July 7, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Hi Cath, it i s between 4 – 6 servings. Looks like I need to put that info on my recipes; thank you. Calories is not the way I think…sorry.

  6. Jaime Moore January 30, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Yummy!! I found my pudding burnt a little when cooking just past 40 minutes. Otherwise, delicious! Thank you!

  7. Diana Herrington January 30, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Happy you liked it Jaime; timing is so different from oven to oven which is why I often put in a range of times. Now you know for your oven.

  8. Deb March 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    When do you actually add the coconut oil and lemon juice to the Cream Sauce? It says mix first three, then add coconut oil and lemon juice, and then boil. Then it says to add them again.

  9. Diana Herrington March 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Woops made an error when typing it up which I have now corrected thanks to you Deb for letting me know.

  10. bernadette April 6, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Wow! I really like this dessert. It is very delicious and a perfect sweet treat, just kind of simple and quick recipe for me. Thank you.

  11. Isobel June 30, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I can’t tell if that’s “1 cup of cooked rice”, or “1 cup of rice, cooked”. BIG difference, as I found out accidentally with a similar millet pudding recipe! Please clarify. Thanks.

  12. Diana Herrington June 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Isabel, I see how that could be interpreted. In this recipe it says: it is 1 cup short grain brown rice, cooked and then in directions it says to cook the rice. In the millet pudding it says 2 cup cooked millet (see how to cook millet).

    Tell me how would you like me to say that in future recipes for less confusion?

  13. Peg December 27, 2012 at 8:53 am

    In reference to your rice recipes add “before cooking” or “after cooking” to your amounts. I often question this difference when making rice recipes. It is great that you care what we think and need to create these foods.

  14. Diana Herrington December 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Thank you Peg, what I have done is put uncooked in the ingredient list because in the directions it says to cook the rice. Thank you for your input…it is appreciated. 🙂

  15. olamboray January 25, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Hi There
    whaoaow the recipe looks fantastic
    just a question before starting, you talk about unsweetened coconut , I live on the tropics, so I wonder is it, 1/cup grated coconut, or 1/2cup coconut milk or 1/2 cup cocnut flesh ( frop fresh coconut)?
    Thanks 8
    Can’t wait to do that one !

  16. Diana Herrington January 25, 2013 at 8:25 am

    olamboray, you will have much easier access to fresh coconut then we do up here in northern Canada. The coconut I am referring to is dried grated coconut. What I would suggest you do as an experiment if you want is to use 1 cup of coconut flesh instead of the dried coconut and instead of the almond milk use coconut milk and maybe a little less since the flesh is moist that you would be adding. Let me know how it tastes. I know this recipe is totally yummy.

  17. olamboray January 25, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Thanks Diana
    yeaaah 1cup grated coconut, and I’ll use coconut milk a bit less I suppose as the grated coconut is moist as you say
    whoaoaoh this sounds great ! Totally Yummy sounds even better !
    Ok thanks and much sun from our side of the hemisphere (Bali-Indonesia) ;))

  18. Diana Herrington January 25, 2013 at 9:45 am

    I am so looking forward to your even more luxurious rice pudding and wish I could have a serving of it. Lucky you to live in wonderful Bali; it is one favourite places. Hope your family enjoys your pudding.

  19. olamboray January 26, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Hi again Diana
    Almost ready, got the sultanas today but I don’t really know what is arrowroot.. I tried the google translator but hmm not working..what is it, can I replace with something else?
    Thanks ..

  20. Diana Herrington January 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Oliver, guess you did not search this site. 🙂
    Arrowroot is a good for you starch that is easy to digest; it is extracted from arrowroot plants. Read more here:

    You can use potato starch or rice starch which are not so good for you but not as bad as cornstarch.

  21. olamboray January 28, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Hi Diana
    Ok finally made it , perfect fro a SunDay treat, had half last night with my wife, and hop hop, we finished it fro breakfast !! ohohoho ! so Good, couldn’t get any arrowroot, but found some tapioca starch , did the trick, neither almonds, well cashew nuts did the trick too…couldn’t find the dates so I added up a bit a Brown Palm Sugar .0hoho was just perfect and so easy to do..surely will keep the recipe for other times
    Many many thanks and we wish you a wonderful day !
    Olé & Flowers

  22. Diana Herrington January 28, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Oliver, I am happy to hear you found a way to make it even tho you were not able to find all the original ingredients. Being creative in the kitchen is a good thing. One suggestion for the next time; if you can find any kind of dried fruit try that instead of the dates since you do not have any of those.

  23. olamboray January 28, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Héhéhéh Thanks Diana,
    Yes we’ll try with dried Manggo next time coz I normally don’t eat any sugar, but this time I was too busy to go shopping around…and really wanted to give it a try
    Well, it was a pleasant experience, thanks a lot for the recipe..

  24. Anupam February 8, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Hello Diana
    I was thrilled to see an almost Indian sweet recipe,(we call it kheer) on your post.And was so pleased to read all comments about the brown version of the pudding. You know we Indians love to have sweets all the time. The rice pudding is the most favourite for me. We don’t put walnuts in rice pudding though we do put cardamom for flavour as well as lot of raisins and at times cashews / almonds. I was really happy to get your version as it seems to be interesting and yumm.. This weekend I’m going to try it out. I will be happy to share my version with you. Thanks for this lovely dish.

  25. Diana Herrington February 8, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Hello Anupam
    Happy to hear you will be making this rice pudding. Actually I do make kheer as well; not sure how authentic it is. Please send me your recipe and I will post it separately with you as the cook. If you have a photo of it that would be wonderful. I am looking forward to hearing how my rice pudding went for you and to see your recipe.

  26. Angelica March 22, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Would hemp milk work as well?

  27. Diana Herrington March 22, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Yes Angelica, that would work. I am not sure what it tastes like tho. Let me know how it works for you as I always like to experiment and cannot do all the experimenting I would like to. 🙂

  28. Teresa H April 19, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I have made this for my family twice now, with the minor substitution of dried apricots instead of raisins (not a fan of raisins!). We LOVE it! If I’m too lazy to make the cream sauce, we just pour a little almond milk over it, and it’s perfect. Thank you!!

  29. Randy Fritz April 21, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Thank you! Glad you like it!

  30. Christina February 27, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    I made it with some variations; prunes and dried apricots in place of raisins and all over on stovetop. I also cut out the cream sauce and just added some almond milk at the end. SO good! I look forward to playing around with this as well, it’s a great canvas-recipe to experiment with.
    Thank you!

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