Brown Rice Pudding with Strawberry Sauce

Makes 2 Servings

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 50 min

2014 Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe: 2nd Place!


1 cup water 250 mL
1/4 cup brown rice 60 mL
1 tsp butter 5 mL
3/4 cup almond milk or almond coconut milk 175 mL
1 tbsp brown sugar 15 mL
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1 mL
1/4 tsp ground cardamom 1 mL
1 cup quartered fresh strawberries 250 mL
1/2 cup water 125 mL
1 tsp granulated sugar 5 mL
Kids can help stir and fluff the rice and add the spices. This makes for a nice dessert on a cool evening or a fun weekend breakfast.


Step 1
In a small saucepan, combine water, rice and butter. Bring to a boil and stir well to combine. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for about 40 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.

Step 2
Uncover saucepan and using a fork, fluff rice. Add milk and brown sugar and bring to a simmer, stirring often to break rice up a bit. Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon and cardamom. Let mixture cool.

Step 3
Strawberry Sauce: Meanwhile, in another small saucepan, bring strawberries, water and sugar to boil. Cook, stirring often for about 5 minutes or until strawberries are softened and liquid is reduced. Remove from heat and let cool.

Step 4
Divide the rice pudding between 2 bowls and top each with some of the sauce.


You can use only one spice if you don’t have both. Simply use 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of either cinnamon or cardamom.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 cup and 1/2 cup sauce
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 179
Fat / Lipides 4.0 g
Saturated / saturés
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol
Sodium / Sodium 90 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 33.8 g
Fiber / Fibres 3.5 g
Sugars / Sucres
Protein Protéines 3.0 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer
Angahd, from Mississauga, thinks kids would like this recipe because it is sweet but really healthy. Using fresh, in-season strawberries adds natural sweetness and great colour.