This Almond Milk Rice Pudding is an easy Middle-Eastern dessert recipe that is dairy-free, egg-free and gluten-free. It's a healthy take on a classic recipe
With the new year diets, a big trend is to turn towards the Mediterranean foods, which are packed with nutrition and flavor. The Mediterranean diet is all about eating plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts. And it’s evident with popular dishes like fattoush, hummus and dolmas/grape leaves. But everyone always talks about the savory Mediterranean foods, and the sweet stuff gets less mention…boooo!
That’s probably because top of mind are baklava and kanafah, which are full of butter, phyllo dough and cheese. Seriously, they are some of my favorite desserts of all time, but ummm, yea, I get why the dieters aren’t raving about Mediterranean sweets. But…they really should be raving about my Almond Milk Rice Pudding. Hold for applause…
Let’s face it, you can’t deprive yourself of sweets for too long if you’re dieting, so I always like to go for something that is rich in flavor but light in calories and fat. And this almond milk rice pudding is exactly that! It’s dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free and practically fat-free. It’s also low in sugar, which is a huge plus for anyone watching their sugar in-take. There’s just something so comforting about this rice pudding. It has a thick rich texture, a sweet flavor and an utterly appealing creamy dreamy consistency!
It’s a wonderful treat warm out of the oven or cold out of the fridge, and you can even enjoy it for breakfast served with your favorite fruits and nuts. The serving is for 4, but as you can see, they are huge servings and can easily feed 6 people because a little goes a long way. And that also leaves room for the delicious assortment of topping possibilities!
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