Vegan Coconut Brown Rice Pudding w Chia Seeds

Vegan Coconut Brown Rice Pudding w Chia Seeds

Today I want to share a recipe, for what I think is the best dish I have made so far this year. I know it sounds like a big call, but I loved everything about this brown rice pudding. The recipe was inspired by the first lady of health and fitness, Ms Lorna Jane.

Lorna Jane Nourish

Lorna Jane Nourish

The other day I had stumbled out of the gym and found myself in a Lorna Jane store. Feeling inspired I took a look at all the tight lycra workout tops. Obviously I was feeling a little dizzy and deluded from my exercise. I think I even contemplated buying a matching “peel on peel off”  shorts and crop top set.  After the exercise buzz wore off I was drawn to Lorna Jane’s book range.

Brown Rice Pudding Parfait

Brown Rice Pudding Parfait

There were two titles which caught my eye. The first was Nourish – The Fit Woman’s Cookbook.  It’s 250 pages of delicious recipes, inspirational words, health and lifestyle advice and eating plans. It was packed full of delicious pictures that made me want to head straight for the kitchen. The second book was a little smaller at 95 pages and was called Clean & Simple Eating. This book featured a bunch of other delicious recipes.

I couldn’t decided between the two so I bought both.  I could barely wait to get home, I was so excited about making some of the dishes in the book.

Breakfast Mango Parfait

Breakfast Mango Parfait

As with any recipe I do feel the need to adapt it to my own lazy style of cooking. Instead of making the brown rice pudding on the stove top, I made it in my rice cooker. The stove method would have required careful watching and stirring for a VERY long time. Where as making this dish my way was simply a matter of dumping the ingredients in the rice cooker, and stirring on two different occasions near the end of the cooking time.

Breakfast or Brunch Rice Pudding Parfait

Breakfast or Brunch Rice Pudding Parfait

The brown rice pudding is made using coconut milk. I used Vitasoy Unsweetened Coconut Milk as it has only 55 calories per 250mls. Lorna Jane doesn’t count calories but I do!

As you will see by the pictures, once the brown rice pudding was made I used it to make a layered fruit and yoghurt parfait.  This was absolutely delicious!! It was the perfect way to enjoy the sweet nutty rice pudding.

Vegan Coconut Brown Rice Pudding w Chia Seeds

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Yield: 10


Calories per serving: 209

Fat per serving: 3

This is a really healthy recipe that can be used as a dessert or breakfast dish. It's high in fibre, vitamins and minerals.


    Brown Rice Pudding
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 Tbs black chia seeds
  • 2 cups "Vitasoy" Coconut Milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbs maple syrup
  • sprinkle Himalayan Rock Salt
  • Parfait
  • 500gm Coconut Milk Yoghurt
  • 2 mangoes diced
  • 4 nectarines diced
  • 5 passionfruit


    Brown Rice Pudding
  1. Place all the ingredients into a rice cooker, stir and set to cook.
  2. Return periodically to the rice cooker. When the mixture is bubbling well stir and replace the lid.
  3. Repeat this two more times as the consistency is becoming thicker.
  4. Finish the cooking when the rice is cooked through and there is still some liquid left.
  5. Add extra maple syrup if you like a sweeter pudding.
  6. Cover the pudding with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cooled.
  7. Parfait
  8. Use and ice-cream scoop to place one large scoop of the brown rice pudding in each of the 10 serving dishes.
  9. Place an even quantity of fruit in each of the glasses.
  10. Spoon a large dollop of yoghurt into each glass.
  11. Finish each of the glasses with any remaining fruit and yoghurt.
  12. Spoon over the passionfruit flesh and serve or refrigerate until required.


Fibre 4 grams Iron 5 grams

I served the Brown Rice Pudding as a dessert. I was really pleased with the results, it looked special, but it was still super healthy. The favour combination of mango, nectarine passionfruit, vanilla coconut yoghurt and coconut rice pudding was a match made in heaven. For that reason alone this is my new favourite recipe. I know I will be trying other fruit and flavour variations in the future too.

Coconut Milk Brown Rice Pudding

Coconut Milk Brown Rice Pudding

The recipe made 10 serves so I put the remaining 4 serves into glass jars for easy breakfasts. My little girl Anais was the first one to grab a jar for her breakfast this morning. It makes me really happy that she loves this “treat” as much as I do.

Coconut Milk Brown Rice Mango Parfait

Coconut Milk Brown Rice Mango Parfait

What do you think of the dish? Is this something you would add to your recipe repitoire? Would you chose to eat it for breakfast or dessert?

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  1. Oh yum! This sounds great Julie, I’m a brown rice fan so it will be nice to use it in a ‘sweet’ dish. A good breakfast, made ahead of time, to have when I’m getting ready for work.

  2. I just cannot bring myself to try sweet rice but the recipe books sound like ones I would enjoy ?

  3. I’ve made a chia pudding with just chia and loved it! This sounds like an interesting alternative Julie! 😀

  4. This sounds delicious 🙂

  5. This looks delicious! Healthy and easy to make. Hope you have good Easter!

  6. That looks very tasty and nourishing! I like the idea that you can make it in the rice-cooker too! 🙂

  7. Oh my. This looks delicious! I totallt would have taken the short cut with the rice too! I’ve been meaning to check out Lorna Jane’s cookbooks. Must get to it! Thanks for linking up to the ultimate rabbit hole xx

  8. Yum! I think this would be delicious whether you ate it for breakfast and/or dessert! I might have to give that brown rice pudding a go in the Thermomix. This would be a great alternative to overnight oats because we’re big fans of the make ahead breakfast!

  9. This looks great! , never had sweet brown rice before. Easy to make too, will have to give this a try on the weekend.


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