What do I love most in this world? Oat Milk Rice Pudding is at the top of the list! Just kidding, but I do truly love Rice Pudding more than most foods since it's creamy, nostalgic and uses very few ingredients.
With only 6 ingredients, you can make this dairy free rice pudding in under an hour with only 10 minutes of prep!
Why you'll love this recipe!
If you know me in person, I’m ALWAYS talking about rice pudding & this version makes the cut! Oat milk rice pudding is my new go-to for a dairy-free version that tastes delicious & creamy every time.
I love this recipe so much and I think you will too because:
- It uses oat milk & has only 6 simple ingredients!
- The rice is light and fluffy
- It's thick and creamy
- It only takes about 10 minutes of active prep time (1 hour total with cooking).
- It is nostalgic and comforting!
- Delicious served warm or cold
- The perfect summer recipe!
Keep in mind, this rice pudding is delicious as is, but also yummy with toppings. Even consider a spoonful of my easy & delicious Blackberry Compote in your bowl!
Ingredients for the rice pudding
The ingredients for this dairy free creamed rice recipe is so simple and straightforward. Most of them can already be found in your pantry and fridge.
The ingredients you will need to make this oat milk rice pudding:
- Jasmine rice - The rice is the main component of this dish. Jasmine rice is preferable to other rices for rice pudding because of how deliciously fluffy it gets.
- Oat milk - Oat milk makes the pudding so creamy. I've tested this recipe with other plant based milks and oat it the absolute best.
- Sugar - Granulated sugar adds the much needed sweetness in this dish.
- Butter - You can use dairy butter, but for the sake of keeping this dairy free, I used vegan butter.
- Eggs - The eggs add to the creamy texture and yellow color which I love.
- Vanilla extract - In addition to the sugar, the vanilla adds delicious flavor.
This recipe cannot be modified much, but here are a few ways in which it can be:
- Use slightly more or less sugar. If you like your rice pudding super sweet , you can add a bit more sugar than the recipe calls for.
- Make it dairy or plant based using a different milk/butter. I chose to use vegan butter and oat milk because I am dairy free, however, dairy butter and whole milk will yield the same delicious results! You can also use almond milk in this recipe.
Rice pudding is fairly easy to make! How to make oat milk rice pudding in 4 easy steps:
Step 1: You start by cooking raw rice with water according to the package directions, without adding any oil or salt.
Step 2: Once the rice is cooked, it cooks a second time with full fat oat milk & lots of sugar!
Step 3: Cook this mixture uncovered for 15-20 minutes until thickened.
Step 4: Once the rice and milk mixture has thickened (after about 25 minutes of cooking), you'll temper the eggs by adding in a bit of the rice mixture to them whisking fast.
Step 5: Then, the egg-rice mixture is transferred back to the pot to cook for another few minutes. Mix in the vanilla extract and vegan butter.
Step 6: Once fully cooked, it's time to transfer the rice pudding to a baking dish & sprinkle on cinnamon. Serve warm or cold with toppings of your choice!
You need some type of milk, plant based or dairy, to make rice pudding in order for it to become creamy. Substituting water will yield different results.
Absolutely! The creaminess of oat milk is perfect for making dairy free rice pudding.
I use Jasmine rice in my recipe. I have not tested it with other rices, but feel free to try it out and leave a comment letting me know how it came out
Follow the directions on your rice cooker to cook the Jasmine rice and then transfer to a pot on the stove for the remainder of the recipe.
Feel free to enjoy simply with a sprinkle of cinnamon (as I do many times) or top with crushed nuts or fruit. I topped this batch with pomegranate seeds, crushed pistachios & coconut flakes.
Making this rice pudding with oat milk is so simple to make, and here are a few tips to make sure it comes out perfect every time!
- Temper the eggs! This step is crucial to keeping the eggs from scrambling in the rice pudding.
- Chose full fat oat milk. The fat is what makes the oat milk extra creamy, so make sure your’e not using a low fat milk.
- Chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours for chilled pudding perfection!
- Top your rice pudding with anything you like. I love a sprinkle of cinnamon with some pomegranate seeds, coconut flakes and pistachios.
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Oat Milk Rice Pudding
- 1 Medium pot
- 1 ½ cups raw Jasmine rice
- 3 cups oat milk full-fat version
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon plant-based butter I use the Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Begin with cooking the Jasmine rice according to package directions. Typically, you boil 3 cups of cold water in a medium pot. Then, pour in the raw rice and mix. Bring rice & water to a simmer & turn to low heat while covering the pot. Cook on a low simmer for 18 minutes, then turn off the heat. Allow the rice to steam in the pot for 5 minutes before uncovering and fluffing with a fork.
- Once the rice is cooked, keep it in the pot and mix in milk & sugar.
- Return the pot to the stovetop and turn the heat to medium-high. Bring the milk mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and cook at a simmer. Mix every few minutes so the rice doesn’t burn at the bottom of the pot.
- Simmer for about 20 minutes, until the rice & milk has thickened.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs & vanilla extract.
- Pour 2 cups of the hot rice mixture into the eggs and whisk fast, so the eggs don’t curdle & cook.
- Pour the tempered egg-rice mixture back into the pot and mix until combined. Cook for another 2 minutes; the mixture will continue to thicken. Mix in the vegan butter.
- Transfer the rice pudding mixture to a 9” x 13” glass dish, dust with cinnamon and allow to cool completely before covering with plastic wrap and placing in the fridge to set.
- Once ready to serve, scoop into bowls and top with fruit, chopped nuts or coconut flakes.
- Feel free to cook the rice a day in advance and store covered in the fridge. Then, you can take out the rice and proceed with the recipe.
- This rice pudding can be served cold or warm.
- Oat milk substitute: You can also use almond milk or another plant-based milk if you don't have access to oat milk.
- Topping ideas: Sprinkle with cinnamon or even add fruits, nuts or seeds. I topped my bowls with pomegranate seeds, coconut flakes and chopped pistachios.
When does the butter get used?
Dalya Rubin says
Apologies for not writing it in the recipe. I've updated step 7 to say to add in the butter. Did you make the recipe yet?
Shelby Hayes says
I have tried many rice pudding recipes from using dairy to now using oat milk because my son in law can no longer have anything dairy and he loves rice pudding , So I searched and found yours. . Your recipe I must say taste exactly like dairy was used! Absolutely delicious!! Now the only difference is I didn’t have any jasmine rice. I only had long grain rice and it turned out perfect. I did use 2 cups of rice, and added 4 eggs, 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract and 6 cups of oat milk. I also used 3/4 of sugar and I thought the sweetness was just right. Not too sweet .. Oh and country crocks plant butter. 3 tablespoons total. One when I cooked my rice and 2 at the end. Then sprinkled with cinnamon after I put it all in the 9x13 dish. Thanks for sharing this recipe and definitely the only one I will use now!!
Dalya Rubin says
Shelby, this is the sweetest feedback! I'm sooo happy you made and loved the recipe. I love that you made some adaptions using the ingredients you had on-hand and making the recipe best suited for you!