Rice Pudding With Nectarine Compote (Vegan)

I am laying in bed, covered in lots of tissues, and am feeling quite sorry for my sick, sniffly self. This morning I woke up with a cold. So I snuggled up under my blankie, and am sipping on some hot

cocoa (hot water, dark unsweetened cocoa powder & maple sirup) and am binging my favorite feel good show - Friends. A sense of comfort sets in and I begin to feel at ease. Speaking of comfort, today I am going to show you that comfort food doesn't have to contain tons of fat, and other unhealthy ingredients. There is such a thing as healthy comfort food.

My cinnamony rice pudding with nectarine compote is proof. This dessert is super delicious, and a great, healthy alternative if you crave a little, sweet treat. It is super satisfying, completely vegan and requires only 5 simple ingredients. Here's what you'll need to prepare this yummy plant-based dessert:

125 g rice (the kind used for rice pudding)

500 ml water

3 Tbsp maple sirup

1/4 tsp cinnamon

4 ripe nectarines, peeled

Add water, and rice to a pan, and bring the mixture to a boil while stirring. Then reduce the heat, and let the mixture simmer gently for about 20-25 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent the bottom from burning.

Once your rice pudding is done cooking, add the maple sirup, and cinnamon. Stir until everything is evenly incorporated, and pour the mixture into a bowl. Let it cool down to room temperature.

Meanwhile peel your nectarines, and remove the pits. Then add your nectarines to a blender, and puree them until smooth and lump-free. You don’t need to add sugar to your nectarine puree if you buy ripe ones. 

Once your rice pudding has reached room temperature it' s time to fill your rice pudding, and nectarine compote (puree) into the glasses. Et voila, done. Enjoy this yummy treat!

Love, Peppa:-)