Thanks so much to Silk and So Delicious Dairy Free Creamers for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are my own.
THIS is one of the best discoveries I’ve made in a while. A Two Ingredient Dairy Free Rice Pudding recipe that’s full of creamy french vanilla deliciousness! This recipe couldn’t be easier to make. It uses a special trick to make it extra creamy and luxurious, even though it’s dairy free.
Like any dairy free milk, dairy free creamer doesn’t have that “thick” feel of whole milk or cream. Traditionally, rice pudding is made of those things, which adds to its creamy texture.
But rice also has natural starches that can help create a creamy texture, if released correctly. So, I used a technique similar to making risotto to help release the starches from the rice and make the texture of the rice pudding extra creamy and delicious.
When making risotto, you stir hot broth into rice gradually, which allows the starches in the rice to be released and create that creamy texture risotto is known for. For this recipe, I first boiled the rice in the creamer, then gradually stirred in hot water a little at a time until the rice was fully cooked. This took the sweetness down to an appropriate level (since the creamer has a concentrated amount of sugar in it) and gave it a great, creamy texture.
I used So Delicious french vanilla coconut milk creamer in this recipe. It is absolutely delicious. While I usually drink my coffee black, I love adding this creamer to my coffee when I want a bit of a sweet kick to it (like during my entire pregnancy- YES I had coffee when I was pregnant- don’t worry, it’s allowed!), or when I’m having it iced.
You can find it at Target, hiding amongst the other coffee creamers. In fact, there’s a whole section devoted to JUST coffee creamers! And guess what? You can get it for 15% off using the Cartwheel app from 4/9/17 to 5/6/17. And if you haven’t discovered the magic of the Cartwheel app at Target, WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE? I’ve saved so much money using it. It’s free. Go get it. Now.
How much hot water you need will depend on what kind of rice you use and how long you cook it for. I used about two cups, but you may only need one.
Speaking of rice, I used a regular ol’ long grain white rice for this. Usually I’m a brown rice kind of girl, but not for dessert. White rice has a more subtle flavor that works well with the sweetness of the pudding, and it has more starch as well to make it creamy. You can use arborio rice (the traditional rice that’s used in risotto), or any other kind of white rice you have.
The best part about this recipe is that it can be made a day or two ahead of time, since it keeps very well in the refrigerator and is best served cold. It’s so refreshing for warm weather, and tastes lighter than other desserts, so it won’t weigh you down as much. I’m DEFINITELY making this for my next dinner party!
I recommend a sprinkling of cinnamon and some fresh raspberries to top it off.
Recipe for Two Ingredient Dairy Free Rice Pudding below :-)
Two Ingredient Rice Pudding (Dairy Free)
- medium pot
- 1 cup rice
- 2 cups French Vanilla Coconut Milk Creamer such as So Delicious Dairy Free
- pinch kosher salt
- 1-2 cups hot water as needed
- cinnamon and fresh fruit for serving (optional)
- Stir the rice (1 cup), creamer (2 cups), and a pinch of kosher salt together in a medium sized pot.
- Bring to a boil, and simmer covered over low heat until rice absorbs liquid (about 20 minutes).
- Add 1/2 cup hot water and stir to combine, allowing rice to continue to absorb the liquid. Continue adding water 1/2 cup at a time, allowing the rice to absorb until fully cooked (similar to making risotto).
- Serve cold topped with cinnamon and fresh fruit or berries, if desired.
- If pudding dries out in the fridge a bit, you can stir in more creamer or water just before serving.
- The provided nutrition information does not include any added sodium from seasoning to taste, any optional ingredients, and it does not take brands into account. Feel free to calculate it yourself using this calculator or by adding the recipe to Yummly.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk and So Delicious Dairy Free Creamers. The opinions and text are all mine.