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Creamy Coconut Milk Rice Pudding

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars

"This easy and delicious simple rice pudding is made with all organic ingredients, loaded with coconut milk, vanilla, and nutmeg for such a comforting treat! For a vegan version, omit the eggs, and use almond milk in place of the dairy and replace butter with vegan buttery sticks. Both versions are quite delicious! Just make sure to let the pudding cool to room temperature to let pudding set and then place in refrigerator to chill for at least 3 hours. Enjoy!"
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1 h servings 487
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the 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 butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg into pudding until thoroughly mixed. Fold peaches and raisins into pudding.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • I use raw sugar which gives the pudding a slight tan color. Replace raw sugar with 1 cup of white sugar if you prefer the white texture of the pudding. You can even use agave nectar in place of sugar for a healthier alternative if the darker color appeals to you. Also omit the spices and sprinkle on top of served pudding instead and even use all coconut milk or even almond milk if you like. You can also add strawberries, blueberries, and even mango for a variety of fruit toppings!
  • Pudding can also be served cold. Refrigerate pudding for 3 hours and fold in fruit before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 487 calories; 21.4 72.2 6.4 52 138 Full nutrition

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Very easy to make. I cut the sugar and butter in half, it was still very rich and plenty sweet. I reduced nutmeg to half a teaspoon and the spices were perfect for me, but I like my recipes a bi...

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I dunno. Not very creamy and just boring tasting.

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Very easy to make. I cut the sugar and butter in half, it was still very rich and plenty sweet. I reduced nutmeg to half a teaspoon and the spices were perfect for me, but I like my recipes a bi...

This is sooo good! I made a few changes, some out of necessity and some because I wanted to experiment. I didnt have basmati rice so I substituted arborio instead. I wasn't sure how I would like...

One caution! If you want the coconut flavor ADD THE CINNAMON TO TASTE! Same goes for the nutmeg and vanilla. The only change I made was scaling back the nutmeg to about 1/2 tsp but I wished it h...

Very versatile recipe, quick and easy to make. Delicious! I used half coconut milk, half almond milk and left out the eggs. Will definitely be making this again! SO GOOD, I just Had to add a pho...

This rice pudding is amazing. I had to make some changes because I didn't have some of the ingredients. I didn't have whole milk (or cream), so I left out the sugar and added a can of sweetene...

Made an account just to praise this recipe! I made this in my rice cooker, and it came out perfect (you need to keep an eye on it, though). I omitted the nutmeg and only used half the cinnamon ...

This was fantastic. Best ever. I didn't use the coconut milk, though, and put in an extra stick of butter. I didn't have all the rice on hand, so I used lentils to fill it out. Other than th...

Very tasty, but as others have said, 1.5c of sugar seemed like a lot for 3 cups of rice. Others have said they cut the sugar in half, but I thought maybe that was overkill, so I cut down to 1c, ...

Used less than half the sugar and it was still nice and sweet. Also skipped the peaches and used candied ginger and dried blueberries instead.