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Better-n-Rice Pudding

Me Want Pudding!

One day last week, this chocolate-covered vegan woke up with a sudden urge to make rice pudding. So she rose groggily from her bed, put on her bunny slippers, and ambled down to the kitchen. Soon the counter was piled high with pudding ingredients—cinnamon, raisins, soymilk, vanilla… now where was the rice? The chocolate-covered vegan searched the shelves, pushed aside boxes, lifted bags, stomped her feet, and pulled her hair, but all to no avail (especially the last two actions).

“How can we not have rice?!”

The chocolate-covered vegan asked her two dogs (who liked to hang around the kitchen in case crumbs ever dropped). Unfortunately, the doggies could not provide an answer about the rice. The chocolate-covered vegan sighed and was turning to leave the cabinet when, out of the corner of her eye, she spotted that kindly, white-haired Quaker man in the big blue hat staring back at her.

Hmmm. I wonder…













Katie’s Oatmeal Raisin Pudding

2 cups milk of choice
2 servings already-cooked oatmeal (i.e. start with 80 grams, or about 3/4cup, uncooked)
1 to 2 tsps cinnamon
1 1/2 Tbs pure vanilla extract
up to 1 cup raisins
Optional: up to 1/4 cup sweetener of choice (I don’t think it needs any, but when I made this for my mom, I used 1 Tbs sugar for 1/2 of the recipe.)

This is so easy: Combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Then turn down to low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pudding is the desired consistency.  Cooking the oats twice makes them even fluffier and gives the recipe a real pudding-like taste.

The recipe makes 2-4 servings, depending on how big the eater’s appetite is and whether the pudding is being consumed as a meal or a snack.

New favorite breakfast!

Along with the famous Voluminous Oatmeal Method, this is now one of my top 2 favorite ways to prepare oatmeal.

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Published on January 7, 2008

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  1. Traci Anne says

    Oh. My. Gosh. I LOVE rice pudding AND oatmeal, and to top it off, I brought a giant bottle of Mexican vanilla back from home and I’ve been dying to crack it open. This sounds like the perfect opportunity!

    I always love your recipes and photos!!

  2. soyfreevegan says

    So tasty! I substituted almond milk for the soy milk, still came out excellent. Not too sweet, which I like.

  3. selina says

    thats sounds like a good warm breakfast. once we get back to our normal 20 degree weather i might just have to make that for breakfast with a nice lovely cup-o-tea. 🙂

  4. jd says

    Yum – this looks really good. I just love raisins in my oatmeal!

    And thanks for making me smile with your cute little story. It’s almost like a vegan fairy tale 🙂

  5. Emma says

    mmm that looks really tasty! Warming and comforting- perfect in the Wintery weather I am experiencing at the moment!

  6. Jennifer says

    How creative, this looks good! Sounds like it would make a nice hearty breakfast on a cool day.

    I am new to this whole blogging thing, and am quickly becoming addicted. I found your blog through some of the others I lurk around and have enjoyed it greatly.

  7. Ruby Red Vegan says

    thank you, i greatly enjoyed having your oatmeal pudding this morning. i used dried cranberries. yum yum yum! (i took a picture too, i’ll upload it later!)

  8. linds says

    Chocolate Covered Vegan, I have been spreading this oatmeal pudding around blogland like there’s no tomorrow- it seriously makes the best oatmeal I’ve ever had!!I made one with chocolate and banana and another with pumpkin and banana to make pumpkin pudding.. and wow 🙂 Thanks for such a great recipe!

  9. ChocolateCoveredVegan says

    Aww thank you, linds! You are so sweet, and your comment made me smile :o). I’m soooo glad you like it!!!

  10. ChickPea says

    This looks so yummy, I wish I could have it tomorrow morning…do you think there is any way you could make it in the microwave?

  11. Amy says

    This is soo delicious and simple! I just tried it last night for dinner! Then I ate it today for breakfast… and I have enough left over for another meal (or two) tomorrow ! The consistency is really perfect. It is truly a pudding.

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