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This Creamy Almond Brown Rice Pudding Recipe is rich and flavorful, and comes together in just 20 minutes thanks to a secret ingredient!

Small Glass Dishes of Brown Rice Pudding Recipe with Spoon on Top of One Dish

It’s been a while since I talked about our pudding obsession.

Our obsession hasn’t gone anywhere, but I don’t want to bombard and overwhelm you with pudding, of all things. That would just be weird.

However, it’s been long enough since I shared a pudding recipe (too long, really!), and I absolutely had to share this version.

Easy Brown Rice Pudding Recipe with Description

Brown Rice Pudding Recipe

This Creamy Almond Brown Rice Pudding Recipe uses something that you might not have thought about using to make pudding: brown rice farina!

With almond extract perfuming the pudding and toasted almonds gracing the top, this pudding is an almond-lovers dream. I also use a little bit of mahlab, a spice that’s used judiciously in certain Middle Eastern dishes. I think it tastes like a cross between cherries and almonds, and it adds that little touch that makes people wonder ingredient they can’t quite put their finger on.

If you like pudding but don’t usually take the time to make homemade, you will go crazy for this rice pudding on-the-quick!

Pro Tip: This pudding can definitely pass for breakfast, especially if paired with fresh fruit.

Front View of Brown Rice Pudding Recipe in Individual Glass Dish

What is Brown Rice Farina?

Brown rice farina is simply milled brown rice, meaning it’s brown rice that’s cut into smaller pieces. It cooks fast compared with uncut rice grains, and brown rice farina is commonly made into breakfast porridge.

Think of it as the difference between old-fashioned rolled oats and instant oats.

What Kind of Rice to Use for Rice Pudding?

There are several different types of rice that work well for rice pudding. White rice is good for making rice pudding, and the shorter the grain, the more creamy the pudding. You can also use brown rice to make rice pudding.

In this recipe, I use brown rice farina so the pudding cooks fast.

Brown Rice Pudding Recipe with Spoonful of Pudding

More Pudding Recipes to Try:

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Creamy Almond Brown Rice Pudding Recipe

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
This Creamy Almond Brown Rice Pudding Recipe is rich and flavorful, and comes together in just 20 minutes thanks to a secret ingredient!

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  • Stir together the brown rice farina, milk, water, sugar, salt, and mahlab in a medium saucepan.
  • Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat, then turn heat down slightly and simmer (uncovered) until thickened, about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and almond extracts.
  • Carefully ladle into 4 individual-sized bowls. Cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate until fully chilled (about 2 hours). You can place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of each pudding if you don’t want a “skin” to form.
  • Serve chilled, with the almonds sprinkled decoratively on top.


  • This pudding can be served immediately if you like it hot. However, once it cools down, it’s hard to reheat because the consistency changes, so I recommend serving it right away if you want to serve it hot.


Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brown Rice Pudding, Brown Rice Pudding recipe, Rice Pudding Recipe

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This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on September 18, 2014. I updated it with more information on July 15, 2020.

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About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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  1. YUM! Have you tried it with almond milk and maple syrup (to make it vegan)? I bet it’d be fab!

  2. Ah! A rice pudding recipe I can get behind! Mahlad is definitely a great addition, as it’s often served in milky drinks where I come from. Now, just need my hands on some of it!

  3. We all love rice pudding, can;t wait to try this version!

  4. A deliciously healthy treat! I love malhab and rice pudding.



  5. Culinary Flavors says:

    This is a very common and easy dessert we make very often in Greece! I love your puddings Faith!

  6. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    I love rice pudding, and this sounds lovely! Yum!

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