Pear ginger rice porridge

Pear Ginger Rice Pudding (Gluten Free + No Added Sugar)

This pear ginger rice porridge is the perfectly lightly sweet breakfast or treat. With whole grains, warming spices, and no added sugar, you can’t go wrong!


  • 2 C cooked brown rice (about 3/4 C uncooked + 1 1/2 C water)
  • 2 1/4 – 2 1/2 C milk of choice*
  • 1/2 C mashed banana (about 1 medium banana)
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 pear, diced in small triangles
  • 1 **egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Optional Toppings

  • extra diced pear
  • chopped nuts
  • flax, chia, or hemp seeds
  • dried cranberries (choose reduced sugar option if available)
  • drizzle of honey or maple syrup, or sprinkle of brown sugar


  1. Mash a medium banana with a fork until the texture is smooth and creamy, like baby food.
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together 2 1/4 cups milk, mashed banana, 1 tsp ginger, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Cover and turn heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Once liquid is boiling, add cooked rice.
  4. Turn heat to low and simmer with the lid on for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove lid and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook until rice is extra soft and liquid is quite thick, like a porridge. (This should take about 25 minutes total.) If liquid is looking low before rice reaches the desired consistency, add another 1/4 cup of milk and continue to cook.
  6. While rice cooks, cut a pear and remove the core. Dice into small triangles.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and vanilla extract.
  8. Once rice porridge has reached desired consistency, add in egg mixture and pear slices. Stir and cook on low heat for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and let cool. (Pudding will thicken further as it cools.) Top with chopped nuts, dried cranberries, or a drizzle of something sweet for an extra treat. Enjoy!
Pear ginger rice pudding

Yields 4 small or 3 large servings


*For dairy free option, use almond or soy milk. Or for a more decadent treat, use coconut milk.

**To increase the protein in this dish, add an extra egg. You can also use 2% dairy milk or unsweetened soy milk as opposed to almond milk.

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