Lactose-free rice pudding with apples and almonds
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Lactose-free rice pudding with apples and almonds

45 min
Are you looking for something delicious to satiate your sweet tooth in the morning? Our sweet lactose-free rice pudding with apples and almonds is just what you are looking for. And it is simple to make and easy to serve, perfect for mornings. It is also yummy as an afternoon snack when you need something sweet or as a special treat for breakfast and brunch. No matter the occasion, this sweet lactose-free breakfast dish will enchant anyone who embarks on a creamy spoonful of heaven!


  • Add water and rice to a pot or saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Let the rice cook for about 2 minutes on medium heat and keep stirring.
  • Add milk, cinnamon sticks and cardamom and bring to a boil again.
  • Cook over low heat for about 40 minutes, until the rice is fully cooked.
  • Remove the cinnamon sticks from the pudding.
  • Season with salt.
  • Place pudding in a serving dish, sprinkle with cinnamon, apple slices and chopped almonds.

The epitome of this breakfast is, of course, the rice. To prevent them from burning or sticking to the bottom, use a heavy-bottomed pot or saucepan, which distributes heat more evenly. Stir the rice regularly to not only prevent it from sticking but also to ensure that it cooks evenly.


Keep an eye on it as it cooks as the approximate cooking time of 40 minutes might vary. Adjust the cooking time as needed either cooking it longer or for less time. Also, if you do not want it too thick, take it off the heat a bit before it is completely done as it will set and thicken as it cools.

Questions about lactose-free rice pudding

Below, we have gathered the answers to the most frequently asked questions to help you prepare for making the perfect, creamy, sweet, and irresistible lactose-free rice pudding with apples and almonds.

Which rice to use for lactose-free rice pudding?
Short-grain dessert rice is an ideal choice for lactose-free rice pudding. It has a high starch content that makes the pudding creamy even without the lactose, while its ability to absorb flavours ensures a tasty dessert.
What toppings to use on a lactose-free rice pudding?
There is a wide selection of toppings to choose from, and for our lactose-free cinnamon rice pudding, we opted for apples and almonds. We like to suggest something with a bite and a crunch to it. You can also use other types of fruits, berries, nuts, jams, compotes, syrups, or anything else that adds something to the texture and flavour.
How long will lactose-free rice pudding last?
Our lactose-free rice pudding with apples and almonds will keep for 3-4 days. Store it in an airtight container or wrap with cling film and transfer it to the fridge. Just note that storing them in the fridge may cause their consistency to thicken. Store the toppings separately.


Arla® LactoFREE Milk whole
1 litre
300 ml
Dessert rice
180 g
Sticks of cinnamon
Ground cardamom
5 tsp
Coarse salt
1 tsp
To serve
Red apple
Ground cinnamon
1 tsp
Coarsely chopped almonds
4 tbsp

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