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Almond milk rice pudding served in white and gold teacups
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Almond Milk Stovetop Rice Pudding

Forget the canned rice pudding you enjoyed as a child, this easy almond milk stovetop rice pudding is the perfect easy to prepare sweet snack that can be eaten as is or dressed up to make it that little bit fancy. Only a handful of ingredients are required and you are good to go.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Course: Basic
Cuisine: Anytime
Keyword: almond milk rice pudding, rice pudding, stovetop rice pudding, vegan rice pudding
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 254kcal


  • 3 cups almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white rice
  • zest of one orange
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (plus more for serving)
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Place all of the ingredients into a medium-sized saucepan and stir well to combine.
  • Over high heat on the stove, bring the mixture to a boil, stirring continuously to prevent the ingredients from sticking to the pan and burning.
  • Reduce the heat to a simmer and continue stirring the mixture until the sauce has become thick and creamy and the rice has cooked. This should take about 15 minutes.
  • Once the rice has cooked and the mixture has a similar appearance and texture as oatmeal it is ready. Remove from the heat and serve warm with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.


Milk: sub in any other milk of choice.
Maple syrup: look for pure maple syrup, not maple flavoured syrup.
Rice: sub in brown rice if preferred and adjust cooking time in accordance with package instructions.
TIP: Be sure to continually stir to prevent sticking and burning.
You can serve as is, or you can go to town and change things up to make this a little bit more fancy.
Maybe try these variations:
  • Subbing out the almond milk for some coconut milk and add a kaffir lime while cooking to give it a bit of an Asian inspired flavour
  • Top with fruits of choice: passionfruit, pineapple, strawberries, or whatever other fruit you have on hand all work well
  • Add a vanilla bean to the mixture while it is cooking for a more intense vanilla infusion
  • Add a cinnamon stick to the mixture while it is cooking for a more intense cinnamon flavor (be sure to remove before serving)
  • Add some orange segments or a drop of food-grade orange oil to the mixture once cooked to amp up the citrus notes.


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 267mg | Iron: 1mg