Creamy Rice with Double Apricots is not only a delicious dessert, but also proof that you can make a dairy-free pudding that the whole family will love!
This delicious recipe combines the richness of creamy rice with the delicious tang of apricots, creating a heavenly treat that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Avoiding dairy products ensures that people with lactose intolerance or dietary restrictions can also enjoy this sweet treat.
Perfect for any occasion, this pudding is incredibly easy to make and guarantees a popular dessert that is sure to become a family favorite. Get ready to enjoy the delicious combination of creamy rice and the double goodness of apricots with every spoonful!
- 50g pudding rice
- 500ml carton of long-life vanilla flavored sweetened soy milk alternative (we used UHT Provamel Organic Vanilla)
- 50 g ready-to-eat dried apricots, cut into small pieces
- 1 tbsp golden powdered sugar
- 250ml carton soy single cream alternative (we used UHT Provamel Soya Dream)
- 8 tbsp apricot compote or 4 tbsp apricot jam
- 1 tbsp peeled pistachios, chopped
- Place rice and soy milk in a medium saucepan, stir and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat immediately, otherwise the soy will form bubbles and can easily boil over.
- Cover the pan halfway with a lid, then let the rice cook gently over a very low heat for 40-45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the rice is puffy and very tender.
- The mixture should be thick and creamy.
- While the rice is cooking, mix the apricots, sugar and cream.
- Remove the rice from the heat, let it cool for 15 minutes and then stir in the apricot mixture.
- Pour into 4 small cups or glass bowls.
- Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes (or longer if you have time).
- To serve, add two tablespoons of apricot compote or 1 tablespoon of jam to each dessert and sprinkle the pistachios on top.
Equipment and tools
- Big pot
- wooden spoon
- measuring cup
- measuring spoon
- Serving bowls
- Small pot
This recipe contains the following allergens:
- Nuts (pistachios)
Storage and leftovers
If there are any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To serve, simply reheat in the microwave or on the stove until warm. The rice pudding may thicken after cooling, so you can loosen it with a splash of milk or cream before reheating. Enjoy!
Health Benefits of Double Apricot Creamy Rice
The double apricot creamy rice recipe will not only satisfy your dessert cravings but also provide several health benefits. From the nutritional value of the ingredients to the possible positive effects on your well-being, let’s delve deeper into the health benefits of this delicious dish.
Promotes digestive health
Including custard rice and dried apricots in this recipe can contribute to improved digestive health. Pudding rice is an excellent source of fiber, which helps maintain regular bowel movements and prevent constipation. Dried apricots are also rich in fiber, promote a healthy digestive system and prevent indigestion.
Ideal for bone health
Don’t underestimate the power of the sweetened, vanilla-flavored soy milk alternative in this recipe. It serves as a substitute for regular milk and is therefore also suitable for people with lactose intolerance. Soy milk is often fortified with essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin D, which are crucial for strong bones and teeth.
Rich in antioxidants
The apricot compote or jam adds a touch of flavor and antioxidants to the dish. Apricots are packed with antioxidants like vitamin C and beta-carotene, which help protect against cell damage caused by harmful free radicals. These antioxidants also contribute to healthy skin, a strengthened immune system and overall well-being.
The soy cream alternative not only enhances the creaminess of this dessert, but also offers a dairy-free option. For people with lactose intolerance or people who follow a vegan diet, this cream alternative offers a deliciously creamy texture without any animal ingredients.
Adding shelled pistachios to this recipe not only adds a delicious crunch but also offers numerous health benefits. Pistachios are known to promote heart health by lowering bad cholesterol levels and increasing good cholesterol levels. These nuts are also a good source of antioxidants, healthy fats and fiber.
With its digestive benefits, bone-strengthening properties, antioxidant-rich ingredients, and dairy-free creaminess, the Double Apricot Creamy Rice recipe is a guilt-free dessert option that you can enjoy while reaping the health benefits.