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How to Make Healthy Rice Pudding With Brown Rice & Almond Milk

author image Margaret Morris
Margaret Morris has a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in creative writing from the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a celebrant certificate from the Celebrant Foundation and Institute. Morris writes for various websites and private clients.
How to Make Healthy Rice Pudding With Brown Rice & Almond Milk
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Rice pudding has a long history, beginning with grain-based pottages made by cooks in the ancient Middle East. This dish has been valued for its digestive health benefits since its inception, as rice was viewed as a medicinal grain rather than a food. When you make rice pudding with brown rice and almond milk, you're creating a treat that's both delicious and good for you. Almonds contain more protein and fiber than other tree-grown nut gives you milk with no cholesterol or saturated fat. You can also choose long-grain brown rice for an even healthier alternative.

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Step 1

Cook almond milk, rice and salt in a saucepan over medium heat until it comes to a boil.

Step 2

Cover the pan and lower the heat.

Step 3

Simmer the mixture for 90 minutes, or until the rice is soft and has absorbed most of the milk.

Step 4

Beat together almond milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Add the raisins, if desired.

Step 5

Add the egg mixture to the rice and milk very slowly, stirring to combine the ingredients.

Step 6

Cook the pudding over low heat until it begins to thicken, about six minutes.

Step 7

Remove the pan from the heat and pour the pudding into a heat-resistant bowl.

Step 8

Cover the surface of the pudding with plastic wrap. Pierce the plastic wrap a few times with a fork to vent.

Step 9

Allow the pudding to cool for one hour unrefrigerated.

Step 10

Serve the rice pudding warm, or refrigerate and serve it cold.

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