Open Hearth’s Brown Rice Pudding



1 cup brown rice, rinsed and drained

5 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk (coconut, soy or almond)

3/4 cups agave nectar or 1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tsp ground cardamom or nutmeg

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional)

2 cups hard fresh fruit, cut into bite size chunks (apples, pears, etc.)

1/2 cups raisins

1 cup cut fresh fruit cut into bite size pieces (berries, bananas, etc.)

1/2 cup nuts or seeds, chopped

Rinse and drain rice. Place the rice and all the milk in large pot (with heavy bottom). Bring to a boil and then cook covered over medium low heat for 1 hour. Add all remaining ingredients except raisins, delicate fruit and nuts. Stir well and then simmer until thick and creamy. Add raisins for last 10 mins of simmering. Stir in fruit and nuts/seeds right before serving.

Yield 8-10 servings

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