Creamy Coconut Milk Rice Pudding


This coconut milk rice pudding is easy to make for a comforting treat. I like to add peaches and raisins but you can add fresh berries or mango instead.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 3 cups water

  • 1 ½ cups basmati rice

  • 3 cups coconut milk

  • 1 ½ cups raw sugar

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 (15 ounce) can sliced peaches, drained and chopped (Optional)

  • 1 cup raisins, or more to taste (Optional)


  1. Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, about 20 minutes.

  2. Combine rice, coconut milk, sugar, and salt in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until pudding is thick and creamy, 18 to 20 minutes. Stir milk and eggs into pudding, stirring constantly to keep pudding from sticking, at least 2 minutes.

  3. Remove pudding from heat and stir in butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg until thoroughly mixed. Fold peaches and raisins into pudding; serve warm.


I use raw sugar which gives the pudding a slight tan color. Replace raw sugar with 1 cup of white sugar if you prefer. You can even use agave nectar in place of sugar for a healthier alternative if the darker color appeals to you.

For a vegan version, omit the eggs, use almond milk in place of the dairy and replace butter with vegan buttery sticks.

Pudding can also be served cold. Refrigerate pudding for 3 hours and fold in fruit before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

487 Calories
21g Fat
72g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 487
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 138mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 44g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 484mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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