Delicious, nutritious family dessert

Here’s a recipe for a yummy family dessert for cold winter nights. The rice will strengthen your kids’ digestion and the spices help to warm the digestive energy. Warming and nutritious, it’s a healthy alternative to icecream for dessert.


Dairy-free spiced rice pudding

2 cups water
1 cup brown rice, rinsed *
1 1/4 cups soy milk, rice milk, or other non-dairy milk of choice
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup brown rice syrup or maple syrup **
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. ground ginger
1/8 t. ground nutmeg


* If serving to children younger than seven, use white rice and reduce cooking times by half

** Try to use even less than this, especially if the milk is already sweet


Place the water and rice in a medium saucepan and bring to the boil. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes or until all of the water has been absorbed.

Add the remaining ingredients, stir well to combine, and continue to cook the mixture over low heat until all of the liquid has been absorbed.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl and serve warm or at room temperature. Top individual servings with a little additional cinnamon before serving, if desired.

Serves 3-4


(Adapted from