Thursday, June 18, 2009

RECIPE ~ Brown Rice Pudding


I've always loved a cool and creamy rice pudding, but wanted to indulge in a healthier version like this one!

1/2 cup short grain brown rice
1 1/2 cups water
4 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 cinnamon stick
5 green cardamom pods
2 Tbsp raisins
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
2 Tbsp or more to taste of brown rice syrup
or other sweetener (sucanat, agave nectar, etc)
1 Tbsp ghee


Cook the rice in the water for 20 minutes or until the rice has begun to soften. Strain. In a large pot, bring to a boil the almond milk with the cardamom pods and cinnamon, over medium heat. Add the parboiled brown rice and the raisins and boil for 30-40 minutes until thick and soft. Remove cardamom pods and add powdered cardamom and syrup, and continue cooking 5-10 minutes longer. If it's too thick, add more milk; the consistency should be creamy but not gloopy (will thicken a bit more as it cools, as well). Stir in ghee and remove from heat. Serve with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar.

CINNAMON SUGAR
Combine 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon with 3 to 4 tablespoons of organic cane sugar.

* FOR INDIVIDUAL DOSHAS
A great treat for VATAS and PITTAS though KAPHAS should minimize the use of sweeteners (omit cinnamon sugar, just sprinkle with cinnamon or cardamom powder) and could replace the brown rice with millet or quinoa.

60 comments:

kanmuri said...

That looks delicious! I will definitely try. I will use soy milk instead of almond milk.

kahliyalogue said...

Oh wow!I love this!I might actually turn addicted to this during this summer..I too always loved the idea of rice pudding,and strangely enough I actually never thought of trying to make it with brown rice..great idea for a wholesome refreshing treat!thanx a bunch for this! :) Mia

Emily@The Experimentarian said...

Oh fantastic! I've been craving rice pudding for a while now and this looks perfect! It always brightens my day when I see a new post from your blog on my reader. Thanks!

Alex said...

Rice pudding is one of my all time fave desserts...I can't wait to try this one. I'm a big fan of the ingredients you used!

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Good to know that it is good for health I have ointrodiuced brown rice to my diet lately.

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cleanandkind said...

That looks amazing! Great blog.

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Kloé said...

Oh, I will try that for sure! I love almond milk, so good :-)

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Claudia Davila (Fran) said...

Thanks, everyone! Hope you all try this yummy treat. And no, no facebook page -- I literally have no time! :-)

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Claudia Davila (Fran) said...

Thank you for the invitation, Vincent. I don't update this site very often so don't think it merits the Petichef link. Thanks!

Jack Harrdy said...

I will definitely try. Thanks for sharing....

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Massages Ayurvediques Marseille said...

Brown rice is a great source of minerals and vitamins. This brown rice pudding is really awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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Dosha Power to the people!

I loved this kind of dish since I was very little :)

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Anonymous said...

This is embarrassing, but I have problem digesting brown rice (for some reason it gives me a runny stool)

But I love rice pudding... can you recommend a substitute (besides white rice ... which also gives me the runs)

Thanks.

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Claudia Davila said...

Absolutely! You can substitute rice with either quinoa (well washed first) or tapioca pearls. Try them and see what you like best! :-)

No twitter or facebook, I'm afraid.

Jason West said...

Sounds Delicious! I think this is healthy too, with milk and brown rice in it.

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I am really looking forward to trying this recipe, my grandma used to make this when I was little and I have not been able to find a good recipe since then.

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beautytipshub said...

This is really unique from you...Want to hear more from you in future @beautytipshub Thanks for this one:)

Custom Home Detailing said...

I just love rice pudding. But this is in a class all its own. Good job.

Herbs Daily said...

Very Delicious Recipe indeed , i liked it , Thanks for sharing

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Ayurvedic Products said...

You continue making dishes like those and addict us to become gourmets. I do like the cinnamon flavouring you have favoured.

Kerala Ayurvedic said...

Wow its appetizing. definitely i will try this healthy pudding.

Dina said...

I tried it and it was delicious! What a wonderful, healthy pudding. I might also become and addict....

Restaurant Bruges said...

thank you so much for this recipe i love this a lot

Anonymous said...

I have discovered your fabulous rice pudding recipe some time ago and have enjoyed it again and again, with brown rice, millet or quinoa - it's always delicious!

Now I was wondering whether it might also work with farro - do you have any experience with it?

Many thanks,

Georgiana Darcy

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