3-Ingredient Vegan Rice Pudding

Thank you to Silk® Nutchello™ for sponsoring today’s post.

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Whether you usually enjoy dairy or not, you’ll want to try this Vegan Rice Pudding. The recipe is delicious, crazy easy, and low in sugar too!

OK, look. Before you call me a San Francisco hippie for making a vegan recipe, just hear me out. This rice pudding is first of all delicious and easy. It just happens to also be vegan thanks to this Toasted Coconut Silk® Nutchello™. I hope you’ve tried one of the flavors of Nutchello™ since I told you about it with the Banana Nut Smoothie last month. If you haven’t, here’s another reason to pick some up! This rice pudding is really good, y’all.

While I am known to enjoy (more than) my fair share of cheese and meat, I do understand that even cutting back partially on animal products is helpful for our bodies and the environment. I think I will go on a vegan diet approximately never, but I have started subbing soy milk in my coffee, making a vegetarian dinner once or twice a week, and enjoying Nutchello™ for an afternoon treat. This stuff is delicious (especially the chocolate!), and a glass has under 100 calories.

I have made rice pudding exactly zero times before trying this recipe, but now it’s my new favorite dessert. I did some research, and rice pudding is nothing more than white rice cooked in sweetened milk (to put it simply). There is no reason that can’t translate to nut milk! Silk® Nutchello™ is sweetened, naturally-flavored nut milk that is perfect for drinking on its own or adding to recipes like this one. Don’t forget to grab a Silk™ Nutchello™ coupon before you hit the grocery store!

Rice pudding is traditionally made with medium-grain rice, but this time I tried using risotto rice instead. Since this starchy rice creates a creamy finish in risotto, it seemed like a perfect addition to this dessert. You can use medium-grain rice instead if you’d like a more traditional texture in your pudding. You can’t go wrong either way.

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Dig into this simple, dairy-free rice pudding. Only needs three ingredients!

Vegan Rice Pudding

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Whether you usually enjoy dairy or not, you’ll want to try this dairy-free Rice Pudding. The recipe is delicious, crazy easy, and low in sugar too!

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


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  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup arborio (risotto) rice or substitute medium grain rice
  • 2 1/2 cups Toasted Coconut Silk® Nutchello™ (plus a little more to serve)


  1. In a sturdy sauce pan, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add rice, and saute in rice until opaque (solid white). This will take about three minutes. Stir it constantly to avoid burning the rice.
  2. Stir in Nutchello about 1/2 cup at a time. Stir and simmer until the liquid is almost completely absorbed before adding more. Repeat this until you have added two cups of Nutchello. This will take about 10 minutes.
  3. Pour the remaining Nutchello over the rice. Stir, reduce heat to very low, and cover the pot. Cook 7-10 minutes longer, stirring every 3-4 minutes. Your rice pudding is done when the rice is tender.
  4. Serve warm. You can sprinkle cinnamon and pour a little more Nutchello over individual servings if desired.
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 20

Thank you again to Silk® Nutchello™ for sponsoring today’s recipe through Social Stars.


Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


Michelle | A Latte Food
8 years ago

I love rice pudding! My vegan sister-in-law is going to love this!

8 years ago

Rice pudding is such an underrated dessert! This looks amazing, Andi!

Cake Whiz
8 years ago

I am obsessed with Nutchello. I bought a bottle a few weeks ago and I have been using it in my morning smoothies. Your pudding looks so delish! Gotta try that next weekend ;)

Andi @ The Weary Chef
8 years ago

Isn’t it such good stuff?? Thank you!

Michelle @ The Complete Savori
8 years ago

I get on rice pudding kicks every once in a while. Now that I have this recipe I feel the rice pudding kick coming back. :)

Andi @ The Weary Chef
8 years ago

Oh, I’m flattered that my recipe inspired a rice pudding kick :) Thanks, Michelle!

Michelle Nahom
8 years ago

That sounds like a lovely dessert and easy too! I can’t see myself ever going vegan either, but we do try to eat meatless a couple times a week! I will give your recipe a try!

Andi @ The Weary Chef
8 years ago

Thanks, Michelle! I figure small changes here and there are still worthwhile even if it’s not a complete lifestyle change.

Jessica Segarra
8 years ago

I absolutely adore rice pudding – love how simple this recipe is!

Andi @ The Weary Chef
8 years ago

Thank you, Jessica <3

Miryam, Eat Good 4 Life
8 years ago

I love rice pudding so I must try this simple yet delicious looking recipe. Loving the vegan version!

Andi @ The Weary Chef
8 years ago

Thanks so much, Miryam. I hope you like it!

Kelsey Rickert
8 years ago

How simple and delicious does this look! I am going to have to make this!

Andi @ The Weary Chef
8 years ago

Thank you, Kelsey! I hope you love it!

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