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Breakfast Rice Pudding

Breakfast Rice Pudding

We love having dessert for breakfast! And this breakfast rice pudding sure feels like it. There are a few different ingredients that make this recipe both delicious and incredibly nourishing. So get ready for your new favourite breakfast meal. 

First of all let's talk about rice. Rice is so incredibly versatile, you can serve it hot or cold, make it savoury or sweet. It can be a side, a main, a dessert or in this case, breakfast. I could keep going but I'm sure you get the point. 

With that said, rice is incredible for meal prep. I usually make a big batch of rice and keep in the fridge for a two or three days. This really comes in handy when you don't have a lot of time on your hands to cook over the week.

Breakfast Rice Pudding ingredients

I usually just throw the rice in the rice cooker while I get about doing something else. But for this particular recipe I would not recommend doing that. I tired and I utterly failed, the rice was overflowing from the sides and went absolutely everywhere. I made a big mess and ruined my meal, but oh, well, now we know! 

The recipe requires a bit o stirring and you will need to adjust the heat as well. So, it is better to do it on a pot over the stove to make sure you don't end up with rice on your hair as I did. You will get a nice creamy rice with the perfect consistency!

We like our rice pudding creamy and slightly sweet. I only added almond milk, protein powder and dates. The dates are a little extra I like to throw in to avoid refined sugar. They add the exact amount of sweetness. And they are great for getting you kickstarted in the morning since they'll provide a good load of energy. 

chopped apple and banana

Fruit is one of our favourite breakfast items at home. We are adding apples and bananas to make our rice super delicious and extra nourishing. This combo is my favourite, I really like the overall taste. But as many of my dishes, you can go ahead and swap things up a bit. Add your faves or what you already have at home. 

The last thing is to add the toppings. We only need roasted sesame seeds and a bit of tahini sauce. We already have a ton of flavour and texture with the rice pudding and the fruit. But since we want to have a super nourishing breakfast these two items are a great option. 

This breakfast rice pudding is a perfect way to get the day started. But it's not reserved for the morning. If you are looking for a post-workout snack this recipe will do wonders for you. It has 20g of protein, carbs, fiber, and a whole lot of nutrients to refuel you!

Breakfast Rice Pudding top down

Prep time
5 minutes
Total time
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 2


For the rice pudding

  • 1½ cups almond milk
  • 2 dates (thinly chopped)
  • ½ cup short-grain brown rice
  • 1 oz unflavoured sunwarrior protein powder

For the garnish

  • 1 tsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp tahini

For the fruit

  • 1 medium apple (chopped into small pieces)
  • 1 medium banana (chopped into small pieces)


  1. Boil the rice in almond milk with the protein powder for about 25 minutes until soft.
  2. Add the rice pudding to a bowl and top it off with the chopped fruit and dates, sprinkle with garnish, enjoy!



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