Breakfast Coconut Rice Pudding

Coconut Rice Pudding topped with homemade Mixed Berry Sauce

Jump to Recipe

This recipe is what we call a “Jumpstarter,” because it’s made from one of our bases, Pot of Rice. With a pot of rice made, you’ve got a jumpstart on multiple meals including this Coconut Rice Pudding! If you’re just making enough rice for Rice Pudding, you can use this recipe for a single, Perfect Pot of Rice.


Coconut Rice Pudding topped with homemade Mixed Berry Sauce

Breakfast Coconut Rice Pudding

Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 people

Recipe Notes

We love this coconut rice pudding – it can be served hot, warm, or room temp, depending on the season. You can add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and/or a 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom if you enjoy these warm spices. Reserve a couple of tablespoons of the coconut milk to drizzle over the puddings for a little flair.
Mixed Berry Sauce comes together very quickly, especially if you use raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries which require no prep, but if you don’t have time to make it, top puddings with your favorite fruit and nut combination and a big splash of milk. Some of our favorites: blueberry and toasted walnuts, raspberry or strawberry and toasted almonds, chopped apples or peaches and toasted pecans.


  • 1 can (15-16 oz) coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or agave
  • 4 cups cooked rice (here's our recipe: Pot of Rice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Mixed Berry Sauce, optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted nuts (your choice)


  • Bring coconut milk, maple syrup, rice, and 1 cup of water to simmer in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring frequently, until rice thickens to pudding consistency, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in vanilla and serve immediately with Mixed Berry Sauce or other toppings (see note above).

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