Coconut and Date Brown Rice Pudding
June 13, 2014
What do you eat for breakfast? We tend to stick to the same things each morning – alternating between toast and porridge. On the weekends we are a little more adventurous and have eggs, pancakes of various flavors and french toast. Until recently I had never tried rice for breakfast. I created this recipe as a Winter dessert recipe and it is a great dessert, but I also really enjoyed it for breakfast the following days and loved it for a change. My eldest son enjoyed it for his after-school snack.
This Coconut and Date Brown Rice Pudding is a wholesome, satisfying, warm, a little sweet, and a little nutty – the perfect Winter dessert. The combination of dates and coconut is totally fabulous, caramel-like but without the intense sweetness. I enjoyed the texture of the brown rice.
Since I commenced a partnership with Pureharvest last month I have been testing many of their products. Right now I am experimenting with Coco Quench Milk. I love the pure coconut flavor that it adds to baking, and of course it is dairy free. I have been adding it to muffins, cakes, soup and my coffee as an alternate to my usual Soy Milk. The coconut flavor compliments the slightly nutty flavor of the brown rice. It felt like this dessert was good for me!
This recipe is dairy free, refined sugar free and gluten free. It is a simple recipe to make – combine the ingredients and put it in the oven. It takes a little while to cook, but it is worth the wait.
I took the advice of this article on activating foods to prepare this recipe. You may choose not to soak the rice prior to cooking. Not soaking the rice will make the recipe quicker to prepare.
I cooked the rice in a rice cooker, using the guides provided for the amount of liquid to rice quantity.
Coco Quench is made using organic coconut milk with the addition of organic whole brown rice. This combination gives it a healthy, nutritional profile, providing the goodness of both coconut oil and whole brown rice.
What is on the menu at your place for breakfast on a weekday?
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