For this Easter, I decided to make a Fake Rice Pudding Recipe!
Yep, Easter is almost here and this year is going to be different. As such, I decided to adapt myself.
I was in the mood to cook good, yummy things and above all things that would satiate my desire to eat all the Easter sweets.
So I decided to make a rice pudding recipe, but this one has a trick!
Instead of making the traditional rice pudding, I cheated: I replaced the rice with oat flakes, which leaves me super satiated, takes fewer ingredients, and tasted just like rice pudding.
I’ll confess I saw a similar recipe to this in the Dicas de uma Dietista blog, but I was still missing something. A touch closer to the traditional rice pudding and that escaped the typical morning oatmeal!
I added an ingredient that made all the difference for me: eggs.
Here at home, this fake rice pudding recipe was approved. And if it was… we were all drooling!
And do you know what the best part is? It’s that this recipe is much healthier than the traditional rice pudding!
Plus, it’s perfect for serving as a dessert or for breakfast!
Yes, for breakfast. Because it is very similar to some breakfast oatmeal, only with that touch of rice pudding.
Have you ever dreamed of having a dessert for breakfast?! Now is your chance! ahah
And best of all, you can eat this fake rice pudding without guilt! That’s right, as long as you eat it in moderation.
As in everything in life, what is exaggerated is bad for you. You already know that I advocate that we shouldn’t commit crazy excesses!
But if we eat in a balanced way and on top of that a pretend rice pudding recipe that is healthier, then we are fine.
Let’s be honest, is there anything better than celebrating these occasions with good and tasty food?!
Easter will be different, there’s no going back on that. But we have to be strong and we have to stay home.
Still, I think we should celebrate anyway! Let us celebrate with those who live with us, let us celebrate via video conference, via phone, you name it. But let’s celebrate and celebrate a lot.
We need to breathe some life into our lives because being confined to home is already driving us crazy (at least I see everyone complaining about it!).
So let’s get in the kitchen and make good and delicious things.
How do you make this Fake Rice Pudding Recipe?
Well, it’s pretty easy actually, and it doesn’t take long at all!
Start by measuring the oats’ quantity. You can adjust it depending on how many people you want to serve.
It is important that you follow the quantities because if you put in a larger proportion of oats, the consistency will be thicker.
Lemon and cinnamon are essential in this recipe since it is these ingredients that will give the traditional rice pudding flavor.
Add them to the oats, then add the milk and bring to a boil.
The milk is also important for the consistency of this recipe. You can replace it with water, but it won’t be the same!
Finally, the eggs! The yolks are essential for both consistency and flavor. They are the ones that will give a more intense flavor and make it super similar to the original.
Ahh, don’t forget the coconut jelly, of course. If we want to make this recipe right, we need a little touch of sweetness.
Let’s check the step-by-step?
Fake Rice Pudding Recipe
- 1 ½ cups oat flakes
- 2 cups milk
- 2 sticks cinnamon
- 1 lemon zest
- 2 to 3 drops vanilla
- 1 tbsp coconut jelly
- 2 yolks eggs
- Start by placing the oat flakes in a pan.
- Turn on the heat and add the cinnamon, vanilla, and lemon zest.
- Then add 1 cup of milk.
- Stir well and let it begin to boil.
- Keep stirring, so that the oats don't stick to the bottom of the pan.
- Add the coconut jelly and stir to sweeten evenly.
- Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites and set aside. You can save the egg whites for another recipe.
- In a bowl, add the egg yolks and the other cup of milk and mix well.
- Pour the egg yolk and milk mixture into the pan and stir for a few minutes.
- Once the mixture is well incorporated, your face rice pudding is ready.
- If necessary, add a little milk or water if it gets too thick.
- Serve it sprinkled with cinnamon or lemon zest.