Amazing Instapot Rice Pudding

 

Amazing Instant Pot Rice Pudding WFPBNO

Kathy Taylor
Rice Pudding is my weakness.  Well, that and chocolate.  When the weather gets cold, there is something about the smell and taste of cinnamon and sweet rice pudding that brings me back to my childhood and makes me feel warm and cozy inside. This comfort food recipe is gluten-free, dairy free, vegan, no refined sugar, and I love it more than the original.  To top it off, it is super easy to make. You just dump everything in your Instant Pot and about 30 minutes later, get ready to enjoy!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Brown Jasmine Rice (Lundberg has a great Organic Brown Jasmine Rice)*
  • 1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Dates (about 3 pitted Medjool dates, chopped)
  • 4 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk or other plant milk of choice (up to 1/4 cup less for thicker end-result)**
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour **
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Clove Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • raisins, nuts, additional cinnamon optional

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the rice well in a fine mesh colander and drain.
  • Add rice and all remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot, stir well and close lid.
  • Make sure the vent knob on lid is in the Sealing position.
  • Select Porridge mode, High Pressure and increase (+) default cooking time to 22 minutes total.
  • After cook time is finished, leave it in "Keep Warm" mode for 10 more minutes.
  • After the 10 minutes is over, press Cancel. With an oven mitt on your hand (to prevent steam burns), turn the venting knob from Sealing to Venting to release the steam.
  • Once steam has completely released, open Intant Pot and let sit a few minutes ot cool slightly and thicken.
  • Enjoy warm or move to smaller container and refrigerate until cold. Mix in raisins and chopped nuts if desired. Top with a light sprinkle of cinnamon or serve as is...it is already well spiced. Pudding will thicken considerably once cold.

Notes

*I have tried making this with regular brown rice as well as a 4 grain cereal with oat groats. While those turned out a little chewy but okay, the Brown Jasmine Rice yields a far superior result with regards to texture and taste. White rice would probably work (less cook time?), but I prefer to stick to brown rice for nutrition.
**To make this nut free, use your non-dairy plant milk of choice and try oat flour in place of almond flour for thickening. I haven’t tried it, but believe it may work with some minor adjustments in quantity.  Let us know if you try it!  Don’t have oat flour?  Just blend old fashioned oats in your high-speed blender until you have a fine flour.
Keyword dairy-free, Easy, gluten-free, vegan

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Overnight Chia Pudding

Overnight Chia Pudding

Overnight Chia Pudding

 

Amazing Instant Pot Rice Pudding WFPBNO

Kathy Taylor
Rice Pudding is my weakness.  Well, that and chocolate.  When the weather gets cold, there is something about the smell and taste of cinnamon and sweet rice pudding that brings me back to my childhood and makes me feel warm and cozy inside. This comfort food recipe is gluten-free, dairy free, vegan, no refined sugar, and I love it more than the original.  To top it off, it is super easy to make. You just dump everything in your Instant Pot and about 30 minutes later, get ready to enjoy!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Brown Jasmine Rice (Lundberg has a great Organic Brown Jasmine Rice)*
  • 1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Dates (about 3 pitted Medjool dates, chopped)
  • 4 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk or other plant milk of choice (up to 1/4 cup less for thicker end-result)**
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour **
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Clove Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • raisins, nuts, additional cinnamon optional

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the rice well in a fine mesh colander and drain.
  • Add rice and all remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot, stir well and close lid.
  • Make sure the vent knob on lid is in the Sealing position.
  • Select Porridge mode, High Pressure and increase (+) default cooking time to 22 minutes total.
  • After cook time is finished, leave it in "Keep Warm" mode for 10 more minutes.
  • After the 10 minutes is over, press Cancel. With an oven mitt on your hand (to prevent steam burns), turn the venting knob from Sealing to Venting to release the steam.
  • Once steam has completely released, open Intant Pot and let sit a few minutes ot cool slightly and thicken.
  • Enjoy warm or move to smaller container and refrigerate until cold. Mix in raisins and chopped nuts if desired. Top with a light sprinkle of cinnamon or serve as is...it is already well spiced. Pudding will thicken considerably once cold.

Notes

*I have tried making this with regular brown rice as well as a 4 grain cereal with oat groats. While those turned out a little chewy but okay, the Brown Jasmine Rice yields a far superior result with regards to texture and taste. White rice would probably work (less cook time?), but I prefer to stick to brown rice for nutrition.
**To make this nut free, use your non-dairy plant milk of choice and try oat flour in place of almond flour for thickening. I haven’t tried it, but believe it may work with some minor adjustments in quantity.  Let us know if you try it!  Don’t have oat flour?  Just blend old fashioned oats in your high-speed blender until you have a fine flour.
Keyword dairy-free, Easy, gluten-free, vegan
Kokomo Toast

Kokomo Toast

Kokomo Toast

Kokomo Toast

Rachel & Hailey's grandparents had come up with this one. They live in Kokomo Indiana, hence the name. My children always liked this and requested it often. This is one of the reasons that my food processor was never too far away in my kitchen!
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 adult

Equipment

  • Food processor or grater
  • Toaster

Ingredients
  

  • 2 slices toast
  • 2 Tbsp nut butter of choice
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 apple, shredded OR use strawberries

Instructions
 

  • Using the shredding blade of a food processor, add fruit of choice or shred or mince by hand
  • Spread nut butter on warm toast
  • Add fruit and syrup and eat immediately with a knife and fork

Notes

We usually used apples for this recipe but the options are endless. Strawberries were used in the photo above.
Keyword Easy, Kids, Toast
Egg-y Brunch Casserole

Egg-y Brunch Casserole

Egg-y Brunch Casserole

Egg-y Brunch Casserole

This is just a yummy combination of my favorite bread, potatoes and seasoned tofu. We have served this casserole at many of our weekend Retreats. I like to make my own breakfast sausage patties and freeze them. See my Chick-It & Breakfast Sausage recipes to use in this recipe if desired. Trader Joe's has a nice poultry seasoning as of this writing, but I LOVE my Chick-It recipe! Thanks to Delisa Renideo, (yestolifesolution.com) - I always have this recipe made up and on hand!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Casserole
Servings 8 people

Equipment

  • blender and large baking pan

Ingredients
  

  • 6 slices rye or pumpernickel bread, cubed or torn up day old, or left open overnight preferred
  • 1 32 oz bag shredded potatoes or cubed potatoes thawed or frozen but broken up
  • 2 pkgs. silken tofu
  • 3 Tbsp Vegan Poultry seasoning Trader Joe's brand, etc. See my Chick It recipe
  • 4 Tbsp nooch aka. nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 box vegan sausages, thawed and crumbled If buying a 'raw' version like beyond sausage, cook first, then crumble or chop

Instructions
 

  • Set the oven to 350 and prepare a 9 x 13 baking pan (or use parchment)
  • Place bread cubes in bottom of baking pan
  • Blend the silken tofu with remaining seasonings and pour 1/2 the mixture on top
  • Layer the potatoes and crumbled sausage next, saving some sausage for the top
  • Add the remaining blended tofu, sausage and sprinkle with paprika
  • Cover and bake for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes until potatoes are browned and tofu is set. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing

Video

Notes

You may find that you need to add up to 1/4 cup water to the Tofu/seasoning mixture. Try adding just enough to get it all to blend well.
Keyword Casserole, vegan
Chickpea Quiche

Easy Chickpea Frittata Ingredients

Chickpea Quiche

Chickpea Quiche

Chickpea Quiche

This is a hard one to describe because it's unique! Once you mix garbanzo bean flour with water and some other seasonings, the end result is a delicious, nutritious snack or breakfast grab. Let me know in the comments below what you think. Have you made these yet?
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • ramekins, loaf pan or muffin pan with parchment muffin cups

Ingredients
  

  • 2/3 cup garbanzo flour or chickpea flour
  • 1 cup cool water
  • 2 tsp nooch aka. nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder or minced dried onion flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 handful chopped veggies such as broccoli slaw, diced
  • 2 Tbsp vegan cheesie sauce or cheese shreds of choice

Instructions
 

  • Set oven to 400 degrees. Grease 2 ramekins, a mini loaf pan or use muffin cups. I prefer to use parchment muffin cups with zero oil. Set aside
  • In a small bowl whisk together garbanzo flour, nooch, baking powder, onion powder and salt
  • Whisk in the cool water until well combined. Add chopped veggies & vegan sausage, etc. if using
  • Carefully scoop mixture into muffin cups or baking pan
  • Bake at 400 for 20 to 25 minutes, or until browned on top

Notes

These amaze me in that they go into the oven so liquid-y and yet come out dense, yet soft and so nicely flavored. A dollop of cheesie sauce and vegan sausage really elevates these to favorites of mine. 
Keyword frittata, gluten-free, muffin, quiche, vegan
Granola - no oil

Granola Ingredients

Granola - no oil

Granola - no oil

Granola - Oil Free!

This low fat version has no added oil and the nuts may be omitted as well. Let me know in the comments below if you tried this. I don't make it often, but I love that I can make my own granola so easily.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people

Equipment

  • Blender or food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups rolled oats not steel cut or instant
  • 3/4 cup fruit juice orange, apple or pineapple
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla
  • 4 dates, pits removed medjool are very sweet
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins

Instructions
 

  • Place oats in a large bowl
  • Blend fruit juice, maple syrup, vanilla and dates in a blender or food processor
  • Pour over oats, add nuts if using. Mix well
  • Spread mixture evenly on a large, prepared baking sheet
  • Bake at 250 degrees for 2 1/2 hours, stirring once or twice
  • Watch carefully as this mixture will turn a light brown color. Remove and cool completely
  • Add dried fruit and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks, or freeze

Video

Keyword Granola
Oven Potatoes

Oven Potatoes

Oven Potatoes

Oven Potatoes

Some kind of oven potatoes are a frequent 'must do' for me!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 potatoes, any variety, with skins on scrubbed & chopped
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Scrub and chop potatoes
  • Place in a large bowl and toss in all the seasonings. Stir well and add salt and pepper if desired
  • Spread out evenly on a baking pan (parchment paper helps if using no oil)
  • Bake at 425 for about 20 minutes or until they become lightly browned

Video

Keyword potatoes
Savory Oats

Savory Oats Ingredients

Savory Oats

Savory Oats

Savory Oats

Jill Keb
Who knew steel cut oats were so delicious with veggies and savory seasonings!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup instant or regular steel cut oats
  • 1 1/2 cups plant milk - unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups cauliflower chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 cup greens of choice baby kale, spinach, collards, etc
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins or black
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder plus more if desired

Instructions
 

  • Toast oats in a dry pan on med-high heat to fragrant, don’t burn.
  • Add 1/2 cup water, stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add all veggies, seasonings and slowly add milk. Bring back to a boil for 2 minutes.
  • Turn heat down to simmer and occasionally stir and watch until veggies are tender, appr. 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve. Great next day meal too.

Video

Keyword curry, oats, savory
Vegan Cottage Cheese

Vegan Cottage Cheese

Vegan Cottage Cheese

Vegan Cottage Cheese

This is a nice replacement from what I ate in my teens. I love to eat this with pickled beets and green onions!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 14 oz. silken tofu
  • 1 16 oz. extra firm produce -style tofu, drained and crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast aka. Nooch
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar aka. ACV
  • 3/4 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Blend the silken tofu in a blender, along with the nooch, lemon juice and ACV. Pour into a medium container. Add crumbled tofu. Stir well and season to taste.
Keyword cheese, dairy-free, vegan
Yogurt and Fruit Parfait

Yogurt and Fruit Parfait

Yogurt and Fruit Parfait

Yogurt and Fruit Parfait

Course Snack
Calories 500 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 containers non-dairy yogurt of choice
  • 2 cups granola or cereal of choice
  • 2 cups fruit of choice cut into pieces
  • 1 kiwi optional

Instructions
 

  • In a pretty glass or small wine glass, layer the yogurt, granola and fruit. Serve and enjoy.

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