One of my favorite treats that is always so soothing is rice pudding. I love the warm, cozy feeling that cinnamon and vanilla bring when they come together. There is something about rice pudding that makes you slow down and enjoy the present moment. Almost like a Folgers commercial =).
Now, many of you know that I don’t eat grains or legumes. There was a period of time that I thought rice pudding was a thing of the past.
Welcome to this moment where Forbidden Rice Pudding is no longer forbidden.
This rice pudding uses forbidden rice or black rice which is easier for my body digest. Out of all the varieties of rice, it has the highest protein content, fiber content, and the highest amount of anti- oxidants of any rice.
This recipe will leave you with warm fuzzies and a happy belly.
- Black Rice (you can also get it at Whole foods, Plum Market, Better Health, etc.)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened creamed coconut
- 1/4 cup pitted dates
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup cashew milk (or nut milk of choice…I made my own)
- 1.5 tsp Great Lakes Gelatin
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- optional tsp of red maca powder
Once everything is evenly whisked together remove from stove.
Add in your cinnamon, vanilla and optional Maca powder.
If it thickens up more than you like, microwave for a few seconds before serving to soften it a little bit.