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Brown Rice Pudding

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Brown Rice Pudding with almond milk, chia seeds, raisins, frozen fruit, maple syrup and Greek yogurt. Try it for a fuss-free week of healthy breakfasts!

Our other favorite make-ahead breakfasts include vanilla chia pudding, easy overnight oats and chocolate chia pudding.

Brown Rice Pudding

Healthy Rice Pudding

Brown rice pudding… A few years ago after we got back from Mexico, I wasn’t sure what to cook for breakfast. I got so tired of oats for breakfast and quinoa for dinner. I immediately thought of rice.

Is Rice Pudding Healthy?

I grew up in Ukraine on rice pudding for breakfast. We call any grain cooked with milk and sweetener “kasha” (we are cooking steel cut oats the same way now). We did not have brown rice then.

Can you make rice pudding with brown rice healthy? Of course, if you make this simple almond milk brown rice pudding with a bit of butter and vanilla. And then load with superfoods like chia seeds, raisins, frozen fruit and maple syrup. Of course, it is healthy!

Just look at all the goodness you will nourish your body with!

Breakfast Rice Pudding Ingredients

How to Make Breakfast Rice Pudding

  1. Rinse brown rice with cold water really well, until water is clear; drain.brown rice in colander
  2. In a medium pot, combine brown rice, 4 cups of milk, butter and vanilla extract. Bring to a boil and cook on low covered for 40 minutes. Stir a few times.  How to Make Breakfast Rice Pudding step by step
  3. Remove from heat and add 2 cups of milk, raisins and chia seeds. Stir and let the pudding set for 15 minutes. Transfer to a large baking dish and add toppings: berries, Greek yogurt and maple syrup. Stir again. YUM!How to Make Breakfast Rice Pudding step by step

Tips for Best Healthy Rice Pudding

  • Don’t walk away from milk until it boils. This will save it from burning.
  • Make ahead and refrigerate in a large baking dish for up to 5 days. Hello, easy breakfast!
  • Make vegan with coconut oil instead of butter. So good!
  • If you are not on a dairy free diet, use cow’s milk. This sweet rice pudding will be even more creamy.
  • Use fresh berries when in season and frozen other months to save money.
  • Replace berries with frozen mango in winter (best price is at Costco).

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Healthy Rice Pudding in a bowl

Brown Rice Pudding

Brown Rice Pudding

Brown Rice Pudding with almond milk, chia seeds, raisins, frozen fruit, maple syrup and Greek yogurt. Try it for a fuss-free week of healthy breakfasts!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American Ukrainian
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 272kcal
Author: Olena Osipov

Ingredients

  • 1 cup jasmine brown rice*
  • 6 cups unsweetened almond milk divided**
  • 2 tbsp butter salted***
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 3 cups frozen berries cherries, blueberries, chopped strawberries, raspberries
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt 2% or higher
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey

Instructions

  • Rinse rice with cold water really well, until water is clear; drain. In a medium pot, combine rice, 4 cups of milk, butter and vanilla extract. Cover and bring to a boil (don’t walk away so milk doesn’t run away). Reduce heat to low and cook covered for 40 minutes or until rice is soft and tender, stirring a few times and making sure rice is not burning (good pots really help).
  • Remove form heat and add 2 cups of milk, raisins and chia seeds. Stir and let the pudding set for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer to a large baking dish and add berries, Greek yogurt and maple syrup, stir gently. Adjust anything to taste and enjoy this best healthy brown rice pudding for breakfast or a snack.

Store: Refrigerate covered for up to 5 days.

    Notes

    • Adapted from this recipe. *I used jasmine rice but basmati or long grain brown rice would work. You can use short grain but consistency will be more mushy. **Any milk from a carton would work. I think coconut, rice or cashew milk would be amazing. ***If using unsalted butter add a pinch of salt.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 290mg | Iron: 1mg
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    Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

    My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys, a wife to Alex and we reside on magical Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This is our healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I grew up on real food. As an adult, I struggled with diets for years because none worked long-term. Now for over 10 years, I cook easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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