Dairy-Free Black Rice Pudding


After hearing about how healthy black rice is, I started trying to find ways to get the kids to eat it. Making a rice pudding has worked out great for us and the kids love it. It is important to use short-grain rice - we use glutinous black rice.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • 3 cups water

  • 1 ½ cups glutinous black rice

  • 4 cups almond milk, divided

  • cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Bring water and black rice to a boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until water is absorbed, about 30 minutes.

  2. Measure 3 cups cooked rice into a medium saucepan. Add 3 cups almond milk, sugar, and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until creamy, about 15 minutes.

  3. Microwave remaining 1 cup almond milk until hot but not boiling, about 45 seconds. Beat eggs into the hot milk.

  4. Pour egg mixture into the saucepan. Add vanilla extract and cinnamon. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Cook's Notes:

I have made this recipe using soy milk or coconut milk and each gives its own delicious flavor.

The reason you heat some almond milk and beat the eggs into it is to keep the eggs from turning into scrambled eggs in your rice!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

322 Calories
4g Fat
64g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 322
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 332mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 6g
Calcium 167mg 13%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 287mg 6%

* 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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