Easy | Servings: 4 | Ready In: 30 minutes | Yield: about 3 cups
Purple sticky rice gets thick and creamy when it cooks, making it ideal for a satisfying rice pudding. This healthy, gluten-free recipe is great for a sweet, creamy vegan breakfast and delicious enough for an entertaining dessert. Top it with tropical fruits like kumquats, mango, kiwi, or pineapple.
- 3/4 cup sweet purple sticky rice
- 1 vanilla bean (or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened, plain almond milk
- ½ cup sliced kumquats
- 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
How It’s Done
To make the Easy Tropical Purple Sticky Rice Pudding: Combine the purple sticky rice, banana, vanilla pod and seeds, almond milk, and water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer.
Simmer 25 minutes, until the rice is tender. Remove the lid and cook another minute, just to “tighten up” the rice into a creamy pudding.
Serve the pudding into bowls. Top with the kiwi and kumquat and dive in!
Yields: About 3 cups
Chef Katie’s Tips:
Freeze your Ripe Bananas: Save over-ripe bananas in the freezer: Simply peel, break into pieces, and store in a plastic bag. When ready to make this recipe, thaw out in your refrigerator overnight.
Rice Balls with Leftovers: You can use leftover rice pudding for sticky rice balls. Once completely cooled, just portion off about 1 tablespoon, roll into ball, and chill until ready to snack.
No Refined Sugars or Syrups: I’m on a mission to avoid using sugar, maple syrup, and other refined sweeteners. These ingredients leave you feeling hungry and can spike a sweet-tooth craving that pushes you to overeat. For this recipe, whole foods, natural sweetness comes from unsweetened applesauce, banana, and dates.
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Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (about 3/4 cup pudding + fruit).
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat (7%) 15.6
% Daily Value
- Total Fat 1.71g 3%
- Saturated Fat 0.08g <1%
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 78.81mg 3%
- Potassium 351.65mg 10%
- Total Carbohydrates 45.96g 15%
- Fiber 5.24g 21%
- Sugar 10.04g
- Protein 4.76g 10%
- Calcium 50.19mg 5%
- Iron 112.96mg 628%
- Vitamin A 152.21IU 3%
- Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Shopping and Gear List
- Purple Sticky Rice, 1lb.
- Vanilla Beans (Tahitian) – 5 x Prime Gourmet Grade A 5~6” for Baking, Extract, Coffee, Brewing, Cooking