FLAVOR PROFILE: Milky and comforting
MOOD: Pre-workout brunch / dessert prep for a binge watching weekend / midnight snack friendly sugar cravings
1 cup Short Grain / Japanese Rice
4 cups Whole Milk (for a vegan option, you may use Coconut Milk)
1 cup Water
4 tbsp White Sugar (or to your desired sweetness)
2 tbsp Matcha Powder
2 tbsp Vanilla Extract (or 1 Vanilla Bean pod)
1 tsp Cinnamon, freshly grated bark or powder
Wash rice clean as you would in preparing steamed white rice, then set aside. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring milk to a simmer and add the cinnamon. When fragrant, add the washed rice into the milk and stir frequently for around 20 minutes or until rice is cooked through but still has a bit of a bite to it (or “al dente.”)
Add the sugar and vanilla extract while slowly pouring in water to dilute / loosen the pudding if ever it becomes too thick. Once you get your desired consistency, mix in the matcha powder and remove from the heat once fully incorporated.
Consume warm — fresh from the pan, or keep in an airtight container and consume chilled. Feel free to top with whatever you desire: nuts, fruit / other powders, jams, chocolate, or even popcorn. Enjoy!
Looking for matcha? We’ve got this at the store for you as a part of our Spice Kit. Click here!