Decadent holiday themed eggnog breakfast. Healthy eggnog rice pudding with milk, egg, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, evaporated cane sugar and brown rice.
Right on the heels of posting my last eggnog themed recipe hack, today I’m bringing you Healthy Homemade Eggnog Rice Pudding . It’s a simple mixture of brown rice, milk, vanilla extract, egg, evaporated cane sugar and holiday spices. It all comes together into a thick, tender and creamy eggnog rice pudding.
You won’t need to pre-make eggnog, as it all cooks together into an easy, decadent breakfast you can feel good about. This rice pudding is loaded with protein, fiber and complex carbs; plus it’s vegetarian and gluten-free. It’s flavorful and perfectly sweet, without a large amount sugar; just 6 tablespoons in 7 cups of ingredients.
Difficulty: Super easy
Flavor profiles: Sweet and holiday spices. Rich brown rice with eggnog flavors.
Texture: Creamy with just a bit of crunch from tender rice.
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Healthy Homemade Eggnog Rice Pudding (A1 Protein Free)
- 2 cups short grain brown rice, uncooked
- 6 cups 2% milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cinnamon stick
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoon organic evaporated cane sugar
- 1 egg, whisked
- Rinse and drain brown rice. Stir together rice and all remaining ingredients in a large pot.
- Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stir then reduce heat to low.
- Cover and simmer on low for about an hour. Cook just until rice is tender, but not mushy. Remove cinnamon stick once cooked. (May need more or less cooking time depending on size of pan you use. There will be some liquid left over that soaks into rice as it sits)
- Serve warm and top with optional ground cinnamon or raisins as garnish.
I have had this recipe written down from you for years! My son requests it all the time 🙂 One thing I am pondering today…have you ever tried it in the slow cooker? I’m thinking of trying it there instead of the stovetop.
Mike Trammell says
Can you just use eggnog and the rice?
Hi Mike. Technically you could but they all have different flavors and sweetness. Plus lots have processed ingredients. This recipe is specifically useful for those who need A1 free milk too. Thanks!
Mike Trammell says
I understand. Thanx for the reply.
Never heard of evaporated cane sugar?? Is this something else I could find in a health food store??
Hi Debra. Most grocery stores should have it in the baking section. It’s natural cane sugar that is dried out and crystallizes. It’s not processed like refined granulated and healthier. You could replace with regular if you’d like.
THANK YOU THE TIME IS WHAT I WAS NOT SURE OF IKNOWBROWN TAKES LONGER TO COOK
THE PICTURE SHOWEDW HITE RICE BUT THE RECIPEWAS FOR BROWN RICE HOW WOULD I USE WHITE RICE
Hi Syble. The pictures are actually of brown rice. Brown rice is more of a tan color anyways so I could see how it could be confused. The directions are correct for brown. If you wanted to use white the cooking time would be roughly half.
Gail O. says
Is A1 another name for casein?
That’s a good question Gail! As far as I can tell beta-casein is found in both A1 and A2 protein milk, it’s just digested differently.
Gail O. says
Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories says
Interesting about the protein. I had no idea! Your photos are gorgeous!
What a brilliant idea! Perfect for holidays!
I’m going to have to try this because I love both rice pudding AND egg nog! Pinned.
Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah says
I’m SO making this recipe 🙂 Rice pudding is my latest obsession – all the better for it to be a festive flavor, too!
Nicole Elliott ~ Client says
This looks absolutely amazing!! I love that everyone can enjoy it, too, thanks to a2 Milk®!
This recipe looks amazing!!
Carly @ Fitliving blog says
Oh yum!! I am loving all of these homemade eggnog-flavored recipes… my favorite! Sounds delicious.
It’s the time of year for them. I haven’t made eggnog recipes as much in the past but really getting into it. Thanks Carly!
Oh my, this will thrill the hubs beyond all belief! He loves rice pudding and eggnog, so how can you go wrong?! Thanks for this!
Well that works out great Leah! Thanks and hope he loves it!