Every week, we prepare a little pot of perfectly cooked brown rice in our heart-shaped pot at home. My hubby works there. He soaks the rice in water overnight (for improved digestion), and we bake our rice for the richest flavor. (Find out how to make the best brown rice here.)

The majority of the time, we cook with the rice in savory dishes, but when the weather becomes chilly, a sweet and wholesome rice pudding truly strikes the spot.

Healthy Brown Rice Pudding Without Milk Ingredients:
4 cups of brown rice boiled
3 cups of coconut, hemp, or almond milk
3 eggs
Liquidized 1/4 cup coconout oil (just melt it over a very low heat)
1/2 cup dried fruit, including apricots, cherries, and raisins (I made mine with unsweetened dried cherries)
a half-cup of pecans or almonds (I used pecans because they go so well with cherries)
maple syrup, two teaspoons
2 tablespoons of date sugar or coconut sugar a dash of cinnamon and/or cardamom
Freshly grated ginger, 2 tablespoons (optional, but delicious)

Mix all ingredients together, then pour into a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Add some cardamom and/or cinnamon on top. Bake for one hour at 325°F. At room temperature, heated, or cold to serve.
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