Cleaned Up Coconut Rice Pudding

So here is one of the recipes I promised the other day –  a cleaned up version of a comforting favorite 🙂

*I will totally add pictures tomorrow as I am currently at the boyfriend’s house and without my camera cord – womp womp* Edited to add: Wow … thought I snapped more pictures than I did … I guess I was too focused on eating the end product. Oh well 🙂

Coconut Rice Pudding

Yield: 6 – 1/2 c servings

prep time: ~45 minutes (if cooking rice)

total time: ~60 minutes (if cooking rice) or ~20 minutes if using leftover rice

What an awesome way to make use of leftover plain brown rice! Enjoy for dessert or as a great alternative to your bowl of oats in the morning. Feel free to substitute any of your favorite whole grains!


1 c brown rice

1/2 c sugar

1 c unsweetened almond milk

1/2 can of light coconut milk

splash of vanilla extract

1 serving of Vega Vanilla Chai

2 oz of coconut flakes

sprinkle of cinnamon

chopped almonds


1. Cook brown rice per instructions or use 1 cup of leftover brown rice

2. In a medium saucepan combine almond milk and light coconut milk. Bring to a simmer and whisk in sugar and vanilla extract.

3. Add the brown rice and continue to cook for another 10 minutes to soak up all of the coconutty goodness 🙂

4. Once the rice mixture has reached your preferred creaminess remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Mix in the Vega Vanilla Chai, coconut flakes, and cinnamon.

Edited to add: *WARNING – The Vega Vanilla Chai will give your final product a slightly greenish hue so if you are color sensitive with your food feel free to substitute your favorite vanilla flavored protein powder*

5. Garnish with chopped almonds and enjoy! 🙂

This recipe reminds me of my grandma’s arroz con leche she would make for us during winter … but more exotic and vegan 😛

Green but good 🙂

Now to finish the night with some The Biggest Loser and a #fitblog chat. Have a lovely evening!

What’s your favorite childhood dessert?


About fitfoodnerd

Attempting a balance of clean eats, fitness, and a post grad real life job. #puttingonmybiggirlpants

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