Mango Cardamom Sweet Brown Rice Pudding

Cardamom Sweet Rice Pudding with Mango – Healthy, Plant-Based, Whole Grain, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Vegan Comfort Food Breakfast or Dessert Recipe

Easy  |  Servings: 4 |  Ready In: 40 minutes |  Yield: about 4 cups

Sweet brown rice is a short grain rice that takes on a creamy texture after simmering for a while, making  it ideal for a satisfying rice pudding.  This healthy, gluten-free recipe is great for a satisfying vegan breakfast and delicious enough for an interesting dessert.  A dash of cardamom and fresh mango take you to a far-off land.  If you like this, you’ll also love Easy Tropical Purple Sticky Rice PuddingSimple Berry Pear Cardamom Compote, and Raspberry Mango Chia Jam.


  • 3/4 cup sweet brown rice
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup frozen mango (thawed), plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 1/2  cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened, plain almond milk

How It’s Done

To make the Mango Cardamom Sweet Brown Rice Pudding: In a medium pot, combine the sweet brown rice, cardamom, banana, mango, almond milk, and water.  Cover and bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer.
Simmer 30-35 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 extra diced mango.

Yields: About 4 cups

If you like this, you’ll also love Easy Tropical Purple Sticky Rice PuddingSimple Berry Pear Cardamom Compote, and Raspberry Mango Chia Jam.

Chef Katie’s Tips:

No Sweet Brown Rice? If you can’t find sweet brown rice, substitute with another short grain brown rice, purple sticky rice, or brown sushi rice.

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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Nutrition Facts

Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 202
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3 g 5 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 1 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 80 mg 3 %
Potassium 310 mg 9 %
Total Carbohydrate 41 g 14 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g 13 %
Sugars 9 g

Protein 4 g 8 %
Vitamin A 9 %
Vitamin C 30 %
Calcium 3 %
Iron 5 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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