Five-Spice Vanilla Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is a quick and simple dessert to prepare, and the combination of milk, cream and coconut milk in this recipe gives the basmati rice a delightfully fragrant quality. The addition of five-spice enhances the vanilla with just a hint of exotic flavor.

Five-Spice Vanilla Rice Pudding

Five-Spice Vanilla Rice Pudding

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Making your own rice pudding is very simple, and this Five Spice Vanilla variety is the perfect end to a meal of Asian cuisine.


  • 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • 13 to 14 oz can of light coconut milk
  • 1-1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • Pinch of salt


  • Soak the basmati rice in cool water for about 20 minutes, then drain through a sieve.
  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes or until the rice has absorbed most of the liquid.
  • Remove from heat. Divide pudding into custard cups. Serve pudding warm or slightly chilled with a fresh fruit topping, if desired.

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