Vegan Bourbon Orange Rice Pudding
Vegan Bourbon Orange Rice Pudding is a festive holiday dish with a plant-based twist. It’s dairy-free, and gluten-free, refined sugar free, naturally sweetened with Just Date Syrup. Rich, creamy and zesty, the bourbon (mostly cooked off, flavor wise), brings out a deep set of flavors making this a delicious dessert to serve for a party or enjoy cozied up.
- Preparation 15
- Cook 45
- Serves 4
- 1/2 Cup Arborio Rice
- 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 3/4 Cup Cashews
- 1 1/2 Cups Oat Milk, divided
- 1/4 Cup Just Date Syrup
- 1/4 Cup Bourbon
- 1 Medium Orange
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cloves
- Walnuts, for garnish
Soak the cashews in boiling water for 20-30 minutes.
In a large saucepan, stir the rice, salt, and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Then turn the heat down to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
Zest and juice the orange. Set aside.
Drain the cashews. Add them to a food processor and blend, adding 1 cup of the oat milk until a creamy consistency is achieved.
When the rice is cooked, add the cashew cream, remaining oat milk, just date syrup, bourbon, orange zest, orange juice, and cloves.
Return to a simmer and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the rice is tender and the mixture is thick, around 20 minutes.
Remove from the heat and serve immediately. Or, chill for 30-60 minutes and serve cold. Garnish with walnuts. Enjoy!