banana rice pudding
  • (1 cup) brown basmati rice
  • (2 cups) water
  • (1/2 tsp.) salt
  • (3 cups plus 1 Tbsp.) gluten-free vanilla rice milk,
  • (1/3 cup) light brown sugar
  • (1/2 tsp.) ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish
  • (1 Tbsp.) cornstarch
  • (4) ripe bananas, divided
  • (1 tsp.) vanilla extract



Banana Rice Pudding

A thick and creamy basmati rice pudding with bananas and cinnamon.

Preparation Time

About 20 minutes (plus 2 hrs chilling)

Cook Time

About 1 hr 10 minutes


  1. 1Place a medium saucepan over high heat. Add rice, water and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Put a lid on it and cook 45-50 minutes.
  2. 2Add 3 cups milk, brown sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Increase heat to medium-low and cook 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
  3. 3Meanwhile, whisk together cornstarch and 1 Tbsp. milk in a separate bowl, add to pan. Cook another 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Set aside off heat.
  4. 4In a small bowl, use a fork to mash 2 bananas. Add to pudding along with vanilla. Stir, then place in a plastic container and cover with plastic wrap, touching the liquid. Chill at least
    2 hours.
  5. 5Slice remaining bananas and serve with chilled rice pudding and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 208
  • Total Fat 2 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 49 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 182 mg
  • Fiber 3 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dessert

Recipe Subcategory: Mousses, Puddings and Custards

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: N/A

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.