Autumn Rice Pudding

This simple dessert is bound to put a person in the mood for sweaters and bonfires. Serve with a mug of hot cider and embrace the chill in the air.

For those of you in warmer climates- this rice pudding is also delicious served cold with a spot of thick coconut cream.


Autumn Rice Pudding


  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (or cooking oil)
  • 1 cup apple, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup chopped pecan pieces
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup vegan sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold almond (or other non-dairy) milk
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Cook brown rice according to package directions. It should yield about 3 cups of cooked brown rice. While rice is cooking, begin preparing the rest of the ingredients; chop apples, smash pecans, etc.

Over medium heat, warm coconut oil until liquidy. Add chopped apples, pecans, nutmeg, cinnamon, garam masala, and 1/4 tsp salt. Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring as to not let the mixture burn. Cook about 3-5 minutes, or until apples soften and pecans become fragrant.

In medium sized bowl, combine cold almond milk with cornstarch and vanilla.  Whisk together until well combined and no lumps are visible.

Once rice is finished cooking, stir in sugar and almond milk/cornstarch mixture. Cook over medium heat about 2 minutes, or until thick. Add 1/4 tsp more salt. Fold in apples and pecans.

Can be served warm or chilled.

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29 Responses to Autumn Rice Pudding

  1. Mellie says:

    Yup, I think I need to make this.

  2. Sam says:

    How can it be that I JUST saw this? Wow, wow, and wow. This sounds incredible and warming. I’m a sucker for 1) rice, 2) pecans, and 3) garam masala.

    Must make….*shuffles off*

  3. Verity Kae says:

    This post inspired me to make my own creation!! Thank you for the idea!

  4. In the mood for Autumn- looks wonderful!

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  6. I love rice pudding, but I haven’t made one as wonderful as this.I’m loving what you have here!

  7. K says:

    Mmm! That looks amazing! I love rice pudding and this apple pecan combination sounds like a delicious new version to try out.

  8. Amey says:

    oh gosh, it looks just perfect! I love the inclusion of garam masala, and apples, and pecans!! MMMMMM! :)

  9. Cherie says:

    This recipe looks fantastic! Im stoked to try it out.
    *also, just checked out your “about” page- lovely, you are adorable as hell lady ;).


  10. Mihl says:

    Yum, please pass me the bowl!

  11. Katrina says:

    This looks fantastic. I love fall :)

  12. Hannah says:

    I love your addition of garam masala to the spices! I adore playing with “savoury” flavours like that. I’ll have to make this with the coconut cream because – hurrah! – I finally get a summer here in Australia!

  13. Crystal says:

    This sounds amazing and I love the idea of adding garam masala. Temps here are still in the upper 80’s but I’m bookmarking this for the first fall day.

  14. debbie swanson says:

    i just made this and yum, except i used only 1/2 cup sugar and still think it could have been less. pretty sweet, but oh so yummy. my non-vegan son loved it!

    • allyson says:

      that’s great Debbie! Yeah, I started with 1/2 cup sugar also… but it went a little (a lot) on the sweeter side in the end! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  15. Morgan says:

    THis looks awesome! And perfect for the approaching fall season!

  16. Kiersten says:

    I went through a phase when I was in high school where I was obsessed with rice pudding. I got sick of it after a while and don’t think I’ve had it since then. I think I need to resurrect my love of rice pudding with this recipe. It looks so good!

  17. Ricki says:

    Okay, I see I’ll have to try this–anything to get me in the mood for sweaters! Besides, I think rice pudding is my all-time favorite comfort dessert. Looks fabulous!

  18. Dianne says:

    This looks like a great breakfast, too!

  19. You had me at “garam masala.” Sounds heavenly!

  20. Jessica says:

    Mmmm I love this dish. Nothing speaks comfort to me like rice pudding. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Oooh this sounds so good! I love rice pudding on a cold day.

  22. Vegyogini says:

    A few months ago, my mom was complaining about there not being anything substantial enough for her to eat for breakfast as a GF person. I reminded her that she could make rice pudding and, now, here you are posting a delicious-looking GF rice pudding recipe! I already sent her the link. :)

    • allyson says:

      I was just thinking how this would be a really great breakfast for tomorrow! Great minds, eh? :) I hope she enjoys…..