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In this simple and decadent Keto Rice Pudding recipe we replace milk with something keto-friendly and substitute a low-carb ingredient for the rice. #keto #ketogenic #lowcarb

Keto Rice Pudding

I have a confession to make: For some reason, it comes to me as a surprise that I’ve ever set my mind to making Keto Rice Pudding. I have no idea where you stand on rice puddings, but it has never been my favorite dessert. If you ask my partner, though, he’s in heaven indulging in this creamy treat! If you are like him, do give this recipe a thought and a try.

I’ll let you know another little secret: Even I could hardly stop myself eating it. I guess keto lifestyle indeed does something to a person.

In this simple and decadent Keto Rice Pudding recipe we replace milk with something keto-friendly and substitute a low-carb ingredient for the rice. #keto #ketogenic #lowcarb

What is not to like in this simple keto dessert?

Truth be told, I don’t have an answer. I learned to dislike rice pudding back in the kindergarten days. That happened very probably because we would be served a lot (like tons) of some low-budget version of it almost every morning. I do not know who is to blame that I still clearly remember a few of us staring at each other across the breakfast table in disbelief. Our faces read: “Rice pudding again? Why?!” But it wasn’t called rice pudding at the time.

We called it rice milk for it was precisely that – rice cooked in milk. Rice was unrecognizable, though. It had been cooked in the milk for so long that only the rice starch was left to form a dense white, unappetizing mass. This memory comes back very clearly even after more than 30 years.

Right now I’m feeling kind of bad because I’m probably doing the opposite from what I’d like to do: Make you play with the idea of enjoying a rice pudding. Please do consider it; As I’ve already mentioned, despite all the childhood rice milk trauma, I absolutely enjoy the Keto Rice Pudding. Moreover, this one is actually a pudding, not a milky, starchy something.

In this simple and decadent Keto Rice Pudding recipe we replace milk with something keto-friendly and substitute a low-carb ingredient for the rice. #keto #ketogenic #lowcarb

Keto Rice Pudding or Arroz con Leche?

Rice Pudding is made all over the world. It might have originated in Spain (but to be honest, I have no clue) where it is called Arroz con Leche which literally means Rice with Milk. It came to the States from Europe. Recipes vary some, so you might even discover that you could hate and love rice pudding at the same time. One recipe might include an ingredient (or spice) that you like, but the other includes something very repelling to you. It is all about how you design the dessert to your tasting.

How to prepare konjac rice

You can probably guess that we are replacing milk with something more keto-friendly here and substituting a low-carb ingredient for the rice. Have you tried konjac rice or konjac noodles yet? If not, here is your chance.

When you buy konjac rice for the first time, you might be a bit puzzled about how to prepare it. Here are the necessary steps for preparing konjac rice:

  1. Put konjac rice into a sieve,
  2. Wash it under cold water for 2 minutes until the rice is well strained,
  3. Bring a pot of water to the boil and cook the rice for 3 minutes.
  4. Strain the konjac rice. It is ready for being used as cooked rice in Keto Rice Pudding recipe.

How to make Keto Rice Pudding

Here is how to make the Keto Rice Pudding (very simple!):

  1. In a saucepan, combine konjac rice with 1 1/2 cup heavy cream, sweetener, salt, and spices.
  2. Cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes until somewhat dense.
  3. Beat an egg and stir it in with the remaining 1/2 cup heavy cream. Optionally add in some dried tart cherries (a lower-carb substitute for raisins).
  4. Cook for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in butter.

Distribute the Keto Rice Pudding in 4 nice-looking cups. Let cool down completely in the fridge (overnight is best), and sprinkle with cinnamon powder before serving.

In this simple and decadent Keto Rice Pudding recipe we replace milk with something keto-friendly and substitute a low-carb ingredient for the rice. #keto #ketogenic #lowcarb

Is konjac rice too exotic?

Maybe you don’t want to use konjac rice and wonder if there is a substitute. I’m sorry, but I haven’t tried making the Keto Rice Pudding with cauliflower rice. I am not sure I would like to, though. To make things clear, I do love cauliflower in savory keto dishes.

Honestly, on a daily basis, I don’t look for many opportunities for using konjac ingredients. I like to keep things simple. But when it comes to keto desserts, they count as a special treat that is not made or consumed every day. Thus, I don’t mind putting some exotic stuff into a keto dessert now and then.

How about you? Are you giving this decadent keto dessert a try? Do you like to spice it up as much as I do? Don’t forget to comment below!

And if you’d like to see more keto pudding recipes, here is Vegan Keto Chocolate Pudding that you might like. Another option is Keto masala chai pudding which will take you to India (at least virtually). Last but not least, although not a pudding, this Vegan Keto Panna Cotta is a blast!

Keto Rice Pudding recipe by My Sweet Keto

Keto Rice Pudding

A serving comes out to be approximately 460 Calories,

Fat: 45.5 g (of which Saturated: 29.6 g, MUFA's: 13.9 g),
Total Carbs: 6.7 g,
Fiber: 2.4 g,
Net Carbs: 4.3 g,
Protein: 4.1 g

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Keto
Keyword: Keto, Low-Carb
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 460kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cup konjac rice strained
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup erythritol or sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 bean vanilla seeds
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 piece star anise
  • 3 seeds cardamom optional
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 oz. dried tart cherries optional, instead of raisins

Instructions

  • Prepare the konjac rice according to instructions: Put it into a sieve, wash it under cold water for 2 minutes until the rice is well strained, bring a pot of water to the boil and cook the rice for 3 minutes. Strain the konjac rice.
  • In a saucepan, combine konjac rice with 1 1/2 cup heavy cream, sweetener, salt, vanilla seeds, and spices.
  • Cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes until somewhat dense.
  • Beat the egg and stir it in with the remaining 1/2 cup heavy cream. Add in some dried tart cherries (optional).
  • Cook for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter.
  • Distribute the Keto Rice Pudding in 4 cups. Let cool down completely in the fridge (overnight is best), and sprinkle with cinnamon powder before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 460kcal
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In this simple and decadent Keto Rice Pudding recipe we replace milk with something keto-friendly and substitute a low-carb ingredient for the rice. #keto #ketogenic #lowcarb

Keto Rice Pudding recipe by My Sweet Keto. In this simple and decadent Keto Rice Pudding recipe we replace milk with something keto-friendly and substitute a low-carb ingredient for the rice.

 

23 Comments

  1. Coles in the health food section

  2. Where can u buy konjac rice from I’m in Australia. Thanks

  3. I was glad to give konjac rice a try thanks to this recipe. This turned out great. I used two egg yolks in place of the egg for extra creaminess since I was doing a non-dairy version with coconut cream. Nutmeg and cinnamon we’re my spices of choice this time but I will give your suggestions a try in a future attempt. And there will be another ☺️ So glad to find you on Pinterest. Thanks!

  4. We made this tonight but used 1.5 tablespoons of sweetener and it was absolutely delicious.
    Thank you so much for putting together this recipe.
    I found you’d recipe on Pinterest

  5. The recipe sounds delicious! Wouldn’t we throw out the Cardamon seeds And vanilla before we serve it, as they are quite large? Or would it be recommended to just use the powder instead? Thank you for the recipe.

    • My Sweet Keto

      Hi, Margaret,
      Ideally, you take out the big pieces when done the cooking, yes. Sometimes, though, a couple of pieces stay in because you cannot drain the pudding or find all the big chunks. If this bothers you, you can of course just use powder but I still prefer cooing the vanilla bean because it does leave a very nice aroma behind. So do whole cardamon seeds.

  6. Mine was good, but It was more the consistency of tapioca. Im glad I finally found a rice pudding recipe.

  7. Amazing recipe…thank you…have been missing my “rice”

  8. Wendy Holmes

    I made this yesterday morning, I am dairy free so I used a can of coconut milk and 1/2 teaspoon of Glucomannan powder at the end to thicken it up a bit. I let it sit all day and last night it was amazing. The texture of the rice was on point and the thickness and creaminess was just what I wanted. Thank you for making this.

    • My Sweet Keto

      Hi, Wendy!

      I’m so glad someone tried making this with coconut milk before me! I thought it would work, but now, thanks to you, I know it does.
      Thank you for your feedback and all the best!

  9. Miriam Majzoub

    Instead of that konjac rice, can I replace it with chai seeds?

    • My Sweet Keto

      You mean chia seeds, right?
      That’s an interesting idea! I haven’t tried, but if you give it a try, let us know!

  10. Konjac rice? What a great idea! I love rice pudding. I’ve always made it with coconut milk. Now I can make it Keto! You are brilliant!

    • My Sweet Keto

      Coconut milk is a great way to avoid dairy. I think we should try using it in this recipe, as well. The full-fat creamy coconut milk, that is.

  11. Louise A. Micci

    All these recipes look extremely healthy.. Thank you for sharing.

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