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Curtis Stone’s dairy-free rice pudding with spiced plums

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  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheat free
  • Soy free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Lactose free
  • Gluten free
  • Egg free
  • Dairy free

This vegan rice pudding is perfectly creamy and delicious. It’s topped with spiced plums and chopped pistachios for a crowd-pleasing dessert.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time50 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, + Cooling & chilling time
Rice pudding bowl with spiced plums


  • 2 tbs caster sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick or quill
  • 12 cardamom pods, or a pinch of ground cardamom
  • 6 firm, ripe plums, halved
  • 400ml coconut cream
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup (150g) caster sugar, extra
  • 1/2 cup (100g) medium-grain rice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pinch of saffron threads (optional)
  • 1 tbs chopped pistachios

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced). Place 1 cup (250ml) water, sugar, cinnamon and cardamom in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil over high heat. Arrange plums, cut-side up, in a 20cm square baking dish. Pour over the liquid. Roast, basting every 10 mins, for 30 mins or until plums are plump and softened. Place in the fridge to chill.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over medium heat, whisk the coconut cream, coconut milk, 1 cup (250ml) water, extra sugar, rice, vanilla and salt. Add the saffron, if using. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and partially cover. Simmer very gently, stirring often, for 40-50 mins or until the pudding thickens and the rice is very tender. Cool slightly.
  3. Step 3

    Divide the pudding among serving bowls. Spoon chilled plums and some of the syrup over the warm pudding. Sprinkle with pistachios to serve.

    Make ahead:Roast the plums and make the pudding up to 1 day ahead. Cover them separately and refrigerate. Reheat the pudding or serve it at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Per Serve

Energy: 1742kJ/417 Cals (20%)

Protein: 4g (8%)

Fat: 22g (31%)

Sat fat: 19g (79%)

Carb: 52g (17%)

Sugar: 38g (42%)

Fibre: 2g (7%)

Sodium: 214mg (11%)