Eggnog Rice Pudding

December 16, 2013

When I heard the theme for this month’s Kosher Connection roundup was comfort food I immediately knew what I wanted to make.  No dessert screams comfort food to me as much as rice pudding. Warm, creamy and soothing it is the perfect cool weather dessert, or even breakfast. Something about it just makes me feel cozy inside and that is exactly what comfort food should be. I my favorite coconut chai rice pudding that I love, but for this challenge I wanted to make something a bit more seasonal.

This year I have been thoroughly enjoying the So Delicious seasonal coconut milks. I don’t know if this is the first year they have made them, or if I just missed them in passed years, but I am loving the Pumpkin Spice and Eggnog flavors. Usually I just use a splash of them in my coffee for a seasonal kick, but I have been wanting to make a dessert with the eggnog. Since the eggnog is thick and creamy it makes sense to use it in a thick and creamy dessert, like this rice pudding. It worked wonderfully, making an easy and satisfying dessert that also just happens to be vegan and gluten-free!

The eggnog rice pudding is delicious served plain, but I can’t help complicating things just a bit. As much as I love the creaminess of rice pudding, I find that eating a whole bowl of it gets a bit boring because there is no textural contrast. So I added a bit of a crunchy contrast in the form caramelized crisp rice cereal. While the rice pudding is great without it, I highly recommend making the caramelized crispies. They are easy to make and really take the dessert to another level. I have included a smallish recipe of the crispies because that is how much you will use in topping the rice pudding, but I highly recommend doubling that part of the recipe and using the leftover to make some Caramel Crispy Bark with the rest.

Make sure to check out all the other comfort food recipes the other bloggers of the Kosher Connection came up with this month, there are a lot of great ones!



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  1. This looks delicious – I also love eggnog and rice pudding!

  2. i havent had rice pudding in a LONG time, I should really try and make it at home. this one sounds delicious.

  3. Ooooh, rice pudding! Of course. SO comfort food.

  4. Caramelized rice makes such a crunchy difference!

  5. I do love that there is bourbon in this, although I am not a huge rice pudding fan, but the caramelized crispies on top made me take a second look.

  6. Whoa! This is the ultimate guilty dessert pleasure! Eggnog and rice pudding! Can’t get enough!

  7. I didn’t know that So Delicious made an eggnog, I would love to try it. The caramelized rice cereal is a great idea!

  8. I totallly agree with you about the texture, great idea to add the crunchy in with the smooth and creamy!

  9. Marcia allweis

    Ooh sounds fab how come I never thought of whiskey in rice pud……

    • Shoshana

      Once you try it, it is hard to go back to the plain kind. Enjoy!

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