Carolina Gold Rice Pudding With Strawberry Chia Jam

If you think rice pudding is akin to baby food, think again. Fortify it with colostrum powder, protein powder, vegetable powder, and a handful of spices, and you transform a classic pudding into a nutritional powerhouse.

This super easy recipe requires a huge dose of TLC, and laser-like focus when you cook the rice. You need to stir it frequently to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

If you want to upgrade the nutritional content of your pudding, add a scoop of colostrum powder and protein powder. Colostrum is a milky fluid that’s released by mammals that have recently given birth, before breast milk production begins. It usually comes in the form of a supplement powder, which you can easily mix into foods such as hot beverages, smoothies, or oatmeal. It contains natural sources of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and enzymes and, among other benefits, is great for gut health. I like the way it slightly thickens the rice pudding and gives it a creamier taste, much like full-fat cream.

If you want to boost your pudding even further, and you don’t have the time or inclination to make your own jam from scratch, try a dollop of Chyavanprash, alternatively spelled “chyawanprash”.  This incredibly sweet and fruity Ayurvedic jam typically has amalaki fruit, a type of Indian gooseberry, raw honey, and up to 40 Ayurvedic herbs that nourish your body. However you choose to customize your homemade bowl of deliciousness, I bet it will taste better than any store-bought can of rice pudding.

Serves 2-3


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