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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pumpkin Rice Pudding - gluten free and vegan

Vegan Rice pudding in a glass mug

Looking for an easy, yet elegant dessert? 

This creamy pumpkin rice pudding is simple to make and tastes sensational!
It could be the perfect dessert for Halloween, Thanksgiving or even Christmas.

If you like the taste of pumpkin and you like rice pudding, you'll love this interesting combination.

Vegan and gluten free, this creamy recipe is made with coconut milk and coconut sugar crystals. If you use stevia, you could add it for extra sweetness.

The ingredients are healthy- so enjoy!

I was intrigued with the idea of adding pumpkin puree to this already creamy dessert, and I wasn't disappointed. You can make your own from a sugar pumpkin or buy pumpkin puree in the can. Whole Foods and Trader Joe's has an organic variety.

I hope you enjoy it.. let me know

Author: Judee Algazi
Cook Time for Rice: 25 minutes
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time for rice pudding: 45-50 minutes at 375 degrees

Rice Ingredients: 
1 cup of Arborio rice ( this is the kind of rice used for risotto and is available in all supermarkets)
2 cups water

Remainder of Ingredients: 
3 cups coconut milk ( or almond milk or any full bodied milk of your choice)
Optional: 1/2 cup heavy or lite cream)
1 cup of pumpkin puree ( my recipe for easy homemade pumpkin puree)
2  teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
3/4 cup of healthy sweetener of your choice- (I used coconut crystals ) or maple syrup

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cook the Arborio rice according to directions on package.
While the rice is cooking, assemble the remainder of ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Put warm rice in a baking dish. While the rice still warm, pour remainder of ingredients over the rice and bake in for 45-50 minutes .

vegan baked pumpkin rice pudding
Everything assembled and placed in the oven to bake for 45-50 minutes at 375 degrees
My notes: This is a recipe for those who are accustomed to eating food that is less sweet. If you are a sugar person who wants a really sweet rice pudding, well then adding real sugar will make it so. Personally, I look for less addicting lower carb alternatives like coconut crystals, or a sweetener with some nutritional value like honey or real maple syrup ( and then in small amounts). You decide- you know your taste buds and eating habits.

Other pumpkin desserts I have made:
Recipe adapted from a recipe on the Food network that was created by Ellie Krieger

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  1. Ah, this is the pumpkin pudding you burned your hands on! ;)

    1. Yes, you got it! that is how I related to your story on your blog the other day,So glad you stopped by and shared.

  2. My two loves in one recipe! Love this! thanks :)

  3. If it has pumpkin, it's got to be good!! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog hop!

  4. This is just what I need! I saw a recipe on TV the other day using arborio rice for rice pudding and it looked divine - your addition of pumpkin makes it even better!

  5. I LOVE rice pudding in Winter, it takes me back to my childhood! This looks wonderful and the spices - well I agree about ginger and cinnamon...delicious! It's perfect for the season.

    1. I never associated rice pudding with winter, but it certainly would taste good anytime of the year.

  6. It is amazing me how many different ways to use pumpkin, I have never seen so many recipes!!!
    Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girl this week!!!

  7. Oh Judee, if there are two things I love it's pumpkin and rice pudding! I absolutely MUST make this recipe ASAP - thanks for sharing! Pinning to my Vegan Desserts board!

    1. Thank you for pinning the recipe. It is a delicious way to eat rice pudding and it is vegan to boot!

  8. This looks amazing! I love rice pudding, and adding pumpkin sounds so good!! Thank you for sharing this at Celebrate It!

    1. Thank you . I am also a rice pudding lover. Adding the pumpkin is a nice and easy variation to a traditional recipe.

  9. I love rice pudding! Would never have thought to add pumpkin. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. I agree that it is unusal to add pumpkin to rice pudding- it really is tasty and perfect for the season

  10. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I can't wait to see what you share next time!

  11. Thank you Cindy. I appreciate that you host a gluten free party each Friday. I get lots of good recipes!

  12. YUMMY! I love rice pudding. I bet pumpkin rice pudding is AMAZING.

  13. Wow this sounds so good. Visiting from Health Happy Green & Natural Blog Hop. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Hi Judee,
    What a fantastic Pumpkin Rice Pudding dessert, so delicious and comforting. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you stay warm and cozy on this cold day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. Oh yum, love rice pudding and pumpkin, this sounds amazing! Visiting from Friday Feature Link Party :)

  16. This looks so yummy :)

    Thanks for shaing over at my hops :)

  17. Great idea, and I love your suggestions for those of us who have a sweet tooth...or two. Thanks for sharing with the Happy Holidays Link Party!

  18. Thanks for sharing GF and Vegan recipes with us at the #ultimatecookieparty

  19. I've never had pumpkin rice pudding, but it looks yummy. Thanks again for sharing on Merry Monday.

  20. I haven't had rice pudding in forever! I must make your pumpkin version!! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  21. What a great sounding dessert for thanksgiving! Thanks so much for sharing this over at Healthy Vegan Fridays - we really appreciate your wonderful contributions. I have shared & pinned your recipe.

  22. Hi Judee,
    Love this recipe. Pudding are always such a great treat for any meal or any time of the day and adding pumpkin is perfect for this time of year. The rice with pumpkin sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.


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