My creamy Paleo Instant Pot “Rice” Pudding gives you all of the flavor of traditional rice pudding but is completely Paleo.
That means that my version is completely dairy-free and doesn’t include white rice. But it is just as delicious as the rice pudding you know and love.
And if you’ve never had rice pudding before, you are in for a taste treat for a slightly sweet and creamy dessert that you and your entire family will love.
Oh, and even though rice pudding is typically considered a dessert, I love to enjoy it cold for breakfast.
How I Made This Recipe Paleo
Traditional rice pudding recipes are typically made with rice, whole milk and tons of refined sugar.
However, my Paleo “rice” pudding recipe gives you all of the flavor, but it’s actually good for you.
First, the most obvious change to the recipe was that I used uncooked cauliflower “rice” instead of traditional rice.
Traditional rice doesn’t bring much flavor to rice pudding, which makes cauliflower an excellent substitute. And if you are worried that cauliflower will bring a slight flavor to the recipe, don’t be because the vanilla extract and cinnamon powder completely hide any trace of cauliflower flavor in the recipe.
However, cauliflower “rice” does give you the texture of traditional rice, especially instant rice. Trust me, you won’t miss traditional rice in this recipe.
And if you are unfamiliar with cauliflower “rice,” you can find out how to use a food processor to transform cauliflower into “rice” in my Cauliflower White Rice Recipe post. Just be sure not to cook the cauliflower rice before adding it to your Instant Pot for this recipe!
Another notable difference between my “rice” pudding recipe and traditional recipes is that I used unsweetened canned coconut milk instead of milk or other dairy products.
Finally, I used coconut sugar instead of highly processed refined sugar in the recipe. Of course, even healthier coconut sugar should be consumed in moderation, which is why I used less than many traditional rice pudding recipes.
And if you want to cut down on sugar even more, you can use granulated erythritol instead. Or you could do a mix of coconut sugar and erythritol to suit your tastes.
Stovetop Cooking Directions
And if you want to make my delicious “rice” pudding but don’t have an Instant Pot, I have you covered! My recipe can be made easily on the stovetop and taste absolutely delicious.
Place the coconut milk, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon powder and the optional nutmeg in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly until the coconut sugar dissolves.
Add the raw cauliflower to the saucepan and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower is cooked to your liking, about 10 minutes.
Then, continue with step 4 in the recipe instructions, and you’ll have a bowl of “rice” pudding ready in no time!
And if my Paleo Instant Pot “Rice” Pudding recipe has you hungry for more sweet treats, you can check out all of my favorite Paleo dessert recipes to help satisfy your sweet tooth.