Brown Rice Pudding with Strawberry Sauce

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2014 Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe: 2nd Place! 

Angahd, from Mississauga, thinks kids would like this recipe because it is sweet but really healthy. Using fresh, in- season strawberries adds natural sweetness and great colour.

Kids can help stir and fluff the rice and add the spices. This makes for a nice dessert on a cool evening or a fun weekend breakfast.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 50 minutes

Serves: 2

Serving Size: 1 cup (250 mL) and ½ cup (125 mL) sauce


  1. You can use only one spice if you don’t have both. Simply use 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of either cinnamon or cardamom.



1 cup (250 mL)  

Brown rice

1/4 cup (60 mL) 


1 tsp (5 mL) 

Almond milk or almond coconut milk

3/4 cup (175 mL) 

Brown sugar

1 Tbsp (15 mL)  

Ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp (1 mL) 

Ground cardamom

1/4 tsp (1 mL) 

Strawberry Sauce:


Quartered fresh strawberries

1 cup (250 mL) 


1/2 cup (125 mL)  

Granulated sugar

1 tsp (5 mL)  


  1. In a small saucepan, combine water, rice and butter. Bring to a boil and stir well to combine. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for about 40 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.
  2. Uncover saucepan and using a fork, fluff rice. Add milk and brown sugar and bring to a simmer, stirring often to break rice up a bit. Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon and cardamom. Let mixture cool.
  3. Strawberry Sauce: Meanwhile, in another small saucepan, bring strawberries, water and sugar to boil. Cook, stirring often for about 5 minutes or until strawberries are softened and liquid is reduced. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Divide the rice pudding between 2 bowls and top each with some of the sauce.

Nutrition Information per serving: 

Calories: 179 kcal

Protein: 3 g

Fat: 4 g

Carbohydrate: 34 g

Fibre: 4 g

Sodium: 90 mg


Last Update – May 17, 2017

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