Vanilla Bean and Cardamom Rice Pudding (Vegan)

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How cute are these little jars? I don’t often wander into Wheel & Barrow because I always walk out with a bag full of goodies, but I could not resist buying some of these beautiful jars! I don’t make many things that go in jars (maybe I should) so the first thing that popped into my head was warm rice pudding. My Mum makes a rice pudding that has a lot of spices so I thought I would take one of those (cardamom) and pair it with vanilla bean. It’s so yummy, and I think reasonably healthy too! I used light coconut milk and for the rest of the liquid, water. They work out to be about 230 calories a serve. I used white sugar, but you can definitely substitute with a sweetener or agave.

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Vanilla Bean and Cardamom Rice Pudding

Serves 4

  • 100g jasmine rice
  • 270ml can coconut milk (I used light)
  • 400ml water
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 50g caster sugar

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil on medium-high heat. Reduce to low and cook stirring occasionally until the rice is cooked. Set aside for a few minutes for it to cool down and serve. Can be kept refrigerated to eat cold as well.

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I think these would make really cute gifts too!