Egg-less Rice Pudding with Almonds

An easy. egg-less, and creamy long grain rice pudding, with citrus scent, and Blue Diamond Roasted Almonds. (This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.)

Egg-less Rice Pudding with Almonds
Diet Info: DF GF F LF Na LS VG V Fa

Milk, almonds, condensed milk, and long grain rice. It is really amazing how a few simple ingredients can be transformed into something SO good: an egg-less creamy Rice Pudding! Really a TREAT in summers, for kids of any age! ;) 

Just now, our local police issued an intense Heat Advisory warning through-out Southern California! In such hot weather, all we feel like to eat is something cold, chilled, refreshing, and hydrating! Now, we can't survive on drinks alone. So I thought a chilled dessert like Rice Pudding will be perfect to beat the heat!

Egg-less Creamy Quick Rice Pudding |

So when Blue Diamond sent me their delicious, Oven Roasted Blueberry and Over Roasted Salted Caramel Almonds.... My desire to eat chilled, Almond and Rice Pudding, even grew stronger. Lucky for me, hint of salt and sweetness of caramel from these crunchy Salted Caramel Almonds made this rice pudding, a savory gourmet dessert! Actually, I'm SO in love with these sweet and salty almonds that I munched more than I added to pudding ;-)

Bonus! I topped pudding with some crushed blueberry almonds for extra fruity bite. Blue Diamond Blueberry Almonds are oven roasted with no artificial flavor or preservatives. With 5g of protein per serving, these are almonds are perfect for healthy snacking or topping on dessert, like this Rice Pudding, for delicious nutty crunch! 

Tell me, who would not like, a little hint of salt with caramel, or fruity blueberry flavor with crunch of almonds, in a bowl full of creamy rice pudding? That's sure not me! Despite my best attempts, I can’t eat or serve, one note, over sweet or heavy desserts. I got have some texture, some savory touch, and lite-on-stomach feel, most of the times...... unless of-course Vishal (my sweets fanatic) declares to eat ALL Sweet dessert, only. ;-) 

I don’t think people ordinarily consider salt while thinking sweet! But, I have to tell you, a little hint of salt can take your otherwise sweet dessert to whole new level!. We all love salted caramel in desserts, don't we? Salty bursts of crunchy almonds, really elevate this sweet rice pudding into something seriously delicious! I crushed and folded a handful of almonds into rice pudding, and used rest on top for extra crunch.

Egg-less Yet Very Creamy and Easy Chilled Rice Pudding for Dessert |

Few words about egg-less nature of this creamy pudding. This rice pudding is reminiscent of Indian Rice Kheer which NEVER has eggs. It is long grain rice cooked low and slow with just milk and sugar.... until starch in rice makes everything creamy and delicious. For this recipe, I opted to use condensed milk instead of cooking rice for long time. A little cheating.... but worth to serve creamy pudding quickly.... no long perching on stove!!

Chilled Eggless Rice Pudding with Salted Caramel Almonds for Dessert |

I'm not sure how is weather in your part of the world... however, we are having a HOT HOT daytime advisory for whole next week. I'm planning to enjoy my weekend with a small serving of my chilled Rice Pudding, you should too!

Have a great weekend, my friends! Stay safe and hydrate well in summers.


Egg-less Creamy Quick Rice Pudding with Salted Caramel Blue Diamond Almonds |

Few more easy and egg-less puddings from my recipe repertoire:

Berry Chia Pudding Tapioca Pudding Lightened Up Sweet Coconut Rice

Egg-less Rice Pudding with Almonds

Egg-less Rice Pudding with Almonds
Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time: Cuisine: American () Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 4 - 1/2 Cup Servings - Serves: 4
(Needs extra time to chill the Rice Pudding in refrigerator.)


Rice Pudding


  • Step for Recipe - Egg-less Rice Pudding with Almonds 1. In a deep heavy bottom pan, add 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup water, and rinsed long grain rice.
    Step for Recipe - Egg-less Rice Pudding with Almonds 2. Bring to boil on high heat (about 2 minutes) and then reduce heat to medium until rice are cooked.(about 12 minutes for long grain basmati)
  • Step for Recipe - Egg-less Rice Pudding with Almonds 3. Add remaining 1 cup milk, condensed milk and cook for another 5-8 minutes on medium-high or until liquid is almost absorbed. Keep an eye, don't let rice burn.
    Step for Recipe - Egg-less Rice Pudding with Almonds 4. Transfer cooked rice to a wide shallow pan and cover top with cling-wrap. Set aside to cool and then refrigerate until chilled (at-least 1 hour)
  • Step for Recipe - Egg-less Rice Pudding with Almonds 5. Before serving, chop half of Salted Caramel Almonds and fold into pudding. Divide chilled into 4 serving cups. Top with remaining chopped salted caramel and blueberry almonds, and orange zest (if using).
    Step for Recipe - Egg-less Rice Pudding with Almonds 6. Keep refrigerated until ready to use or serve immediately.
Savita's Notes:

Pudding Too Thick after Chilling? Once chilled, if pudding is too thick since warm rice were absorbing liquid quickly, add 1-2 tbsp cold milk in chilled pudding and fold well. Cold rice will not absorb all of this milk and pudding consistency will be much more creamier!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. All views expressed are my own.

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18 Responses

  1. Ahhhh... lovely :)
    Thanks, Gauri!
  2. Did you say rice kheer? I AM SOLD!! Looks delicious! And those blueberry almonds look so cool.
    Thanks, Bach! Blueberry almonds make this pudding even more inviting! Just dig right-in!
  3. I am absolutely loving this rice pudding!! Its so much like Indian style kheer.. I adore kheer!! This pudding looks so creamy and love the idea of adding various flavours of almonds in it.. :D
    Thanks, Arpita! Crunchy almonds take this pudding (I would say, an instant kheer) to whole new level. Loved it!
  4. This rice pudding looks so creamy and delicious! Love that you added the Blue Diamond almonds, such a great idea!
    Kelly, thanks! Blue Almond Diamonds provided much needed crunchy texture and savory bite to this pudding.
  5. Rice pudding is one of my favorite desserts, but I've never actually made my own! This looks SO delicious with those almonds added. I'm with you - I like to add a savory touch to my desserts as well!
    Keri, I'm SO happy to find a person who like savory desserts :) If you get chance, try this rice pudding at home. You gonna LOVE it! Thanks for stopping by my friend!
  6. This looks so simple, that even I could do that. What I mean by that, is that rice pudding is something that I have never been able get right. I am going to give your recipe a try.
    Dannii, thanks dear. I'm glad you find this recipe easy to execute. Really, it is my favorite way to make pudding just because of simplicity and perfect results. I hope you get chance to try it sooner!
  7. I'm in love with these almonds! And the rice pudding sounds delicious! Such a great idea! Pinned!
    Thanks for the pin, Mira! Blue diamond almonds are one of my favorite too. They were sure star in this rice pudding.
  8. Not only looks tempting but I am sure it tastes great also...
    Alka, thanks! This rice pudding sure came out very delicious.
  9. Thank you so much for the recipe Savita. I am going to try this soon. Looks super delicious and mouth watering :-)Its got my favorite almonds too. Beautiful presentation
    Thanks, Kushi! Glad you like this pudding :) Almonds make it even more delicious!