Chai-Spiced Rice Pudding

In this recipe the rich, comforting flavors of chai spices are paired with a creamy rice pudding for a wholesome, sweet treat. This can also be made in a slow cooker (Set heat on high for 2-3 hours or until rice has absorbed all the liquid).

2-4 Servings

Updated: Sat, 04/07/2018 - 6:45am


  • ½ cup Arborio rice, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups unsweetened almond or soy milk
  • ⅓ cup organic cane sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon + more to garnish
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 apple - peeled, cored and diced
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • Coconut flakes, for garnish (optional)


  1. Mix together Arborio rice, milk, sugar, and spices in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium-low. Let simmer uncovered for 30-40 minutes or until rice is tender.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract, diced apples and raisins.
  3. Divide pudding between serving bowls. Garnish with cinnamon and coconut flakes. Serve warm and enjoy!