Portuguese Rice Pudding

Sandra Bonito

Vegan rice pudding
Prep Time: 5M
Cooking Time: 60M
Serves: 4

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  • 250gr risotto rice or rice pudding rice
  • 750ml warm water
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Lemon rind (1 lemon)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Cinnamon powder
  • 1lt of soy milk (or other dairy free milk, such as almond)
  • 250gr sugar (pref. brown light soft sugar)
  • Lemon zest (1 lemon)

Rice pudding is a very traditional Portuguese dessert, made with cows’ milk and eggs. Here is the same flavour, veganised.

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  • Rinse the rice with water until the water is clear.
  • Put the washed rice in a big saucepan with the water, salt, cinnamon stick and lemon rind.
  • Cook it on medium heat until the water has evaporated.
  • Then add the milk (don’t let the rice stick or burn) and wait till it bubbles; keep stirring.
  • Now add the sugar and keep stirring for some minutes until everything is creamy.
  • Even if it’s a bit runny, don’t worry, it will thicken once it’s cold.
  • Turn off the heat and add the lemon zest.
  • Pour everything into a low dish and let it cool down, as it cools down it will thicken more.
  • When it is cold have fun decorating with cinnamon powder.


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