Get ready to get super cozy! This Apple Cinnamon Rice Pudding is warm and comforting — made with coconut milk and fresh apple.
The smell of this rice pudding alone is enough to get your tummy rumbling. It is prepared with fresh fall flavors and wholesome ingredients. Enjoy this porridge warm topped with spiced apples, or chilled mixed with yogurt and your favorite toppings.
Typically rice pudding is a dessert, but this dish is healthy enough to be enjoyed anytime of day!
Apple Cinnamon Rice Pudding
- 1 can coconut milk full-fat
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup apple juice no sugar added
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch sea salt
- 1/2 apple grated
- 1 cup jasmine rice or other long-grain rice
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger grated fresh
Spiced Apple Topping
- 1 1/2 apple thinly sliced
- cinnamon to taste
- nutmeg to taste
- ginger powder to taste
- Drizzle maple syrup optional
- Add coconut milk, water, apple juice, vanilla, and salt to a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir frequently and bring to a light boil.
- Rinse the rice well and drain water.
- Add the rice to the boiling liquid along with the grated apple, maple syrup, cinnamon, and ginger.
- Reduce the temperature until the mixture is at a simmer.
- Cover the pot with a lid and simmer over low heat for 20+ minutes until the rice is cooked and the liquid is mostly absorbed. Stir every 5-10 minutes and add a little more water if necessary.
- Enjoy warm with an apple topping or chilled paired with yogurt and nuts! I like to eat it warm once made and then eat leftovers chilled in the following days.
- Add thinly sliced apple to a medium-sized frying pan.
- Add a generous sprinkling of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger powder. Drizzle maple syrup over if you are using it — I think it’s sweet enough already, but the syrup does help create a little more of a sauce for the apples.
- Stir until well-combined.
- Cook the apples over medium heat until soft and a light syrup has formed.
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