Rice Pudding with Strawberries and Toasted Almonds

Rice pudding is a dish found in myriad iterations all over the world. The natural starches in the rice thicken the liquid to create a rich pudding. In our recipe, we call for coconut milk in addition to regular milk to soften the rice and add an additional layer of flavor. We also utilize ground ginger and vanilla extract to add sweet and complex aromas. Fresh macerated strawberries tossed with lemon zest add a bright pop of citrus flavor. Finally, for some textural contrast, we sprinkle our rice pudding with crunchy toasted, sliced almonds.

Rice Pudding with Strawberries and Toasted Almonds

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  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: 2 hours, 30 minutes
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  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can full-fat coconut milk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar, plus 2 tbsp, divided
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup white rice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 ¼ cups hulled and quartered strawberries
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • ½ cup toasted, sliced almonds



1) Whisk together whole milk, coconut milk, granulated sugar, salt, vanilla, and ginger in a large bowl until sugar is dissolved. Stir in rice and then pour the mixture into a Suvie pan.


2) Insert pan into Suvie, input settings, and cook now or schedule. 

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Slow Cook High for 2 hours

3) Once the rice has finished cooking, remove pan from Suvie and whisk vigorously to incorporate.


4) Remove any large uncooked clumps of rice that remain. Let pudding cool to room temperature, about 2 hours. Pudding can be served cold or at room temperature (to serve cold, cover cooled pudding with plastic wrap, pressing plastic to the surface of the pudding, and refrigerate for 2 hours).

5) About 20 minutes before serving, toss strawberries and lemon zest with 2 tbsp sugar in a medium and let sit for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until juicy and soft.


6) Divide rice pudding between 6 bowls, top with macerated strawberries and toasted almonds.


Note: If you would like to make this recipe in Suvie 1.0, insert pan into the top zone of Suvie, fill reservoir, and set to Slow Cook on High for 2 hours.

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Susan Lynch
Susan Lynch
7 months ago

Can I make this without the coconut milk? I would rather just use whole milk. Thanks