Saturday, December 21, 2013

Lucky Brown Rice Pudding

Recipe Redux this month is featuring "Good Luck Foods." Does your family have a traditional food to serve New Year's Eve to bring in good luck with the new year? I like the idea of traditions, and I think they help bind a family together. I have not previously had a tradition for New Year's, but I like the idea.

Here is a fun thing to do with friends or family before the new year starts. Serve up this pudding and place an almond in the bottom of one of the dishes before you put in the pudding. Whoever finds the almond in their pudding gets good luck for the coming year!

4 C cooked brown rice
3 C milk of your choice
2/3 C honey or sweetener of your choice
1 C currants or raisins (optional)
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp of cinnamon or 1 tsp freshly ground
1 tsp nutmeg or 1/2 tsp freshly grated 
1 almond
milk to drizzle on top if desired (optional)

Directions (serves 8)
1.In a saucepan place the rice, milk, And honey together. Bring to a boil on medium heat. 
2. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Until it thickens.
3. Remove from heat, stir in the currants, vanilla nutmeg, and cinnamon.
4. Put in serving dish(es) and put a "lucky almond" inside one of the dishes.
5. Garnish with additional cinnamon (optional) and drizzle on milk if desired.
6. The finder of the almond is the winner and gets luck for the new year

* Currants are smaller than raisins. I like then. Here is some information on them.  


  1. I love rice pudding made with brown rice. A great way to start 2014. Happy New Year, Cherie and Britney!

  2. I've been looking for a good brown rice pudding! Looks like I found it! Thanks for this recipe and the almond surprise idea! My kids will love.

  3. This sounds delicious, Cherie! I like the "lucky almond" idea

  4. Hey, Cherie. Looks like we both had the same idea in mind. Our recipes look very similar, except I decided to bake mine instead of cooking on a range top. Happy New Year.

  5. Hi Britney,
    Your rice pudding sounds delicious! I haven't made it in a long time, so now may be just the time.
    Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits

  6. YUM - I haven't made rice pudding in a while - time to remedy that with this recipe.

  7. This sounds delicious and I would like to make it. When to you add the honey? With the currants, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon?

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    2. Thanks for catching this error! I fixed it--you add it with the milk and rice. Happy new year, Diane!