Rice Pudding with Cranberries & Pistachios

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Recipe Category: Dessert

Recipe Tag: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Vegan

  • Prep Time

    5 Minutes

  • Cooking Time

    35 Minutes

  • Total Time

    40 Minutes

Rice pudding is creamy, sweet and warming on a cold winter night. The addition of dried cranberries and pistachios creates a festive red and green holiday classic.


  • 5 cups coconut milk (or almond, rice or soy milk)
  • ½ cup Arborio rice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup dried cranberries (no sugar added)
  • ½ cup pistachios, shelled


  1. Place the coconut milk, rice, salt agave nectar, vanilla extract, orange zest and cinnamon in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for 25-35 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rice is creamy and tender.
  3. Mix in cranberries and pistachios, reserving some for garnish.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool. 

Makes 4 servings