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Just like Kozyshack Rice Pudding

Only better!!

Mothers Day: I wasn’t with my mom for the actual day, so one random Sunday morning she was surprised to find creamy rice pudding, juicy fruit salad, and ice-cold oj resting lazily on the pillows when she awoke.


Above, a feast of fresh blueberry-and-apple fruit salad, orange juice, and homemade rice pudding (I made the homemade tray for Mothers Day last year.) Close-up of the food:


Now about that rice pudding… Last year, I made the famous Oatmeal Raisin Pudding for my rice-pudding-loving mommy.  But this year, she was treated to real rice pudding.  As usual, I eschewed the recipe books (Why do I even own these things?), opting to make up a recipe of my own.

Better-than-Kozyshack Rice Pudding

(Serves 1)

· 1/5 package silken tofu

· Sweetener of choice, to taste

· 1/2 teaspoon (or more) vanilla extract

· 1/4 teaspoon (or more) ground cinnamon

· 1/4 cup brown rice (uncooked)

· Raisins

· Dash salt (this is important, as salt actually brings out the sweetness in foods)

  • In a blender/food processor, blend the tofu with 2T of water until it’s smooth (I used my Magic Bullet).
  • Cook the rice in water (according to package directions).
  • Plump-up-Raisin Trick: After it comes to a boil, add the raisins and lower to a simmer.  (Alternatively, if you add the raisins in at the end, they won’t plump up.)
  • Drain the rice and mix all the ingredients together.  Stir.  Add a splash of nondairy milk if needed. You can either serve it now, or you can stick it in the fridge for later, giving the flavors a chance to blend.  (I made the pudding up the night before.)

To me, the idea of warm rice pudding for breakfast wasn’t appealing, especially since I’d just come in from a super-sweaty run.  So for my own breakfast, I made an oatmeal variation of the above recipe (with a few modifications). It tasted just like better than that well-known Kozyshack pudding (hence the recipe title).  I can’t even begin to sing this creation’s praises enough to do it justice!  The sweetness, the creaminess, the all-around amazingness… Hopefully, I’ll get the oatmeal variation up soon. Until then, if you make it, I hope you enjoy the rice pudding recipe as much as my mom did!


Happy Mothers’ Day, Mommy!

(The photo is from our cruise)

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Published on June 25, 2009

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  1. prettyladycmu says

    So glad your WordPress issues have been resolved. I hadn’t heard of it before and will definitely check it out!

    The rice pudding looks SO tasty. My husband can’t stand the stuff, but I adore it, especially in the winter months 🙂

    Have a great day!

  2. Maria says

    You and your mom look so adorable together! Haha, tofu really can do anything ;). Love this recipe, Katie, thanks for posting it!

    Glad that you loved the hummus addition :D.

  3. Sheila says

    You and your mom are both so BEAUTIFUL, Katie! You’re just GLOWING!

    Well I guess I would be too if I got to go on such an amazing cruise. Where can I pick me up a grandma like yours? 😉

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Thanks so much for the compliment!

      My grandma is one of a kind… I don’t think there’s room for more than one of her in the world :). We keep asking when the next cruise is. LOL We’re such a greedy family!

  4. Emily says

    Better than Kozyshack? I have to try this, Katie! My family eats rice pudding every year at Christmas (my dad is Swedish). I’ve never been a huge fan of it, I like eating it on Christmas. 🙂

    Windows Live Writer is amazing! I use it, and it makes posting really easy. I hope it works out for you, too.

  5. Daria (Summer of the CSAs) says

    Awww, what a nice mother’s day! When I was little I always tried to surprise my mom with breakfast in bed on mother’s day, which meant I popped into her room at 5am. I don’t think she actually appreciated the surprise, although she was sweet about it. 🙂

  6. Hayley says

    Girl, you are my hero! (Hi, I’m Hayley and I’m transitioning to veganism). Rice pudding is one of my favorite foods. I am so excited to try this recipe! Funny about sneaking it past your mom. I actually did the same thing last night- I made BLTs with tempeh bacon and my mom and my younger brother (pickiest eater in the world) didn’t know the difference. Feels so good to be so mischevious.

  7. Anna says

    Yikes, you look sick. You know the negative consequences of being so severely underweight, right?

    I read your day of eats, and they don’t add up. Even if you WERE eating 2600 calories a day (which you’re not), it’s clearly not enough to sustain your ridiculous running obsession.

    I really hope you get some much needed help. You seem like a sweet girl and it’s sad to see you in such a state.

  8. jocelyneatsfresh says

    mmm i love kozyshack (no sugar) rice pudding cups lol
    I should try that recipe out..I need to get over myf ear of tofu…rubbery..chewy..weird tasting..tofu…yes..perhaps I will get over it lol any advice?

  9. Chocolate-Covered Katie says


    Hmm, it’s interesting that you are able to add up the calories in that post considering you don’t know the bread I use, the stroganoff recipe, the chocolate shake recipe, etc. (Need I go on?)

    It’s sad that you waste your time posting negative comments on blogs; you could do something so much more valuable with the time!

    CCV (who is perfectly-healthy, so please don’t “worry”)

  10. Meg says

    Oh CCV,
    Anna herself is probably not healthy. Anyone who takes the time to write such things probably has an ED. Don’t listen to her. You are gorgeous. Even my brother thinks so! Hope that’s not too creepy to tell you!

  11. Chocolate-Covered Katie says

    I do not usually delete comments. As you can see, your first one is staying up. However, I don’t want my comment section getting bogged down in negativity. If you leave a real email address, I’d be happy to continue the conversation further with you, but I don’t think the rest of my readers need to see all of your unconstructive comments.

  12. Marianne says

    Awww, thanks for the little shout out. Your post looks pretty much identical between Google Reader & your blog. Yay!

    And your rice pudding sounds lovely. I haven’t had a Kozy Shack pudding in forever!

  13. Shelby says

    I’m so glad you got the computer stuff fixed!

    Katie, you are just the sweetest girl I know! Your mom must be so proud of you…not to mention grateful you are such a good cook!

  14. broccolihut says

    Hehe, I used tofu to make frosting for my dad’s coconut cupcakes last Sunday…I didn’t tell him the secret ingredient until AFTER he raved about how good it was.
    PS You’ve got some mad presentation skillz. Love the flowers!

  15. Erin says

    Yesterday, as I was leaving, I saw the negative comment above. Out of curiosity I logged on this morning, expecting to see a huge debate raging, and I was all prepared to defend you. But you handled the situation in such a grown up and thoughtful way. You let the troll say what she wanted and you even left the comment up, but you cut it off before she took over your post with her meanness. Cheers to you, Katie. You really are a class act. And as many others have already said, I think you’re beautiful both insidde and out.

  16. MizFit says

    how sweet is that pic of you and your mom.
    I say frame it and mail it to her as a surprise on a day when you think she could use a pick me up.

    you are such a great daughter.

  17. Mark says

    I know people that eat a normal amount of food that feel they are overweight. I myself could empty a whole fridge and I stay thin. There are plenty of other factors that affect weight besides food eaten. Overactive/underactive thyroid, adrenal issues, or simply genes can have a HUGE impact on weight. I’m sure you eat plenty of food cause if I had your culinary talents I would be living in the kitchen!! Seriously 🙂

  18. Kristie says

    HECK YES for a rice pudding recipe! I’ve been wanting to make homemade rice pudding for a while now and we have plenty of rice in the cupboard to make use of. Must try!

  19. randiliz says

    I’m definitely going to try this! Can’t wait to move out our hotel and into our house!!! Thanks for sharing. What a sweet daughter you are.

  20. chasingblue says

    I absolutely cannot wait to make that rice pudding!

    I’ve been jonsing for some ALL WEEK and I couldn’t find a decent recipe.


  21. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) says

    The mother’s day breakfast tray is PRECIOUS. Mama CCV is a lucky lady to have you cookin for her. 🙂

    Can’t say “Anna” didn’t catch my eye above. Not that I want to acknowledge such ugly behavior from a blog reader, but I can’t help myself. Eew.

    ANYway, you are right on with this rice pudding idea – reminds me of arroz con leche, my FAVORITE dessert from when I lived in Spain…sigh…

  22. Carrie says

    I have been transistioning to a plant based diet and have had soooo much fun playing in the kitchen to accommodate my new lifestyle!!… Your website has been a blast to cook/bake/blend 🙂 my way through as I absolutely need my treats on occasion! I doubled the rice pudding recipe as I was so excited to try one warm, and the next day have a chilled dessert waiting for me. I whipped it up, divided into 2 bowls….and oops! Ate them both! Now I know why you make cupcakes 1 at a time!! Guess I’ll have to give this another shot and hope some of it makes it into the fridge next time! Thanks for a great collection of recipe recreations!

  23. Naomi says

    OH! i so wanted to make this for breakfast tomorrow, my mum bought tofu today for the first time at my request, so i could make the chocolate mousse, and i was looking at stuff to make with the left overs and this looks scrummy, but my sister just made dinner and said there’s no more rice left!!

    Do you reckon i could make this with oats instead and turn it into a porridgey thing?

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