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Vegan, Lactose Free and Gluten Free Ryzogalo (rice pudding)

Vegan, Lactose Free and Gluten Free Ryzogalo (rice pudding)

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Τhis vegan Ryzogalo (Greek rice pudding) is creamy, aromatic and  so delicious that it competes with the original classic “ryzogalo”, which is  amazing!

We all love the rich “ryzogalo” our mum used to make but there are many people who are lactose or gluten intolerant and of course there are many people who follow a vegan diet, or during Lent when we fast, so this one is suitable for all the above.

I made this Ryzogalo when some friends visited us during Lent.  My friend is sensitive to gluten, so I used rice flour to thicken it.

You may think that corn flour (starch) is gluten free but,  if you are aiming to avoid wheat, then check on the package that it is labelled “gluten-free” as many brands add wheat flour as well.vegan coconut cream image

I flavoured it with citrus blossom water and served it with ground cinnamon on top.Nistisimo ryzogalo image

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Vegan, Lactose Free and Gluten Free Ryzogalo (rice pudding)

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This coconut rice pudding is not only vegan but also lactose free and gluten free but equally creamy and delicious as the classic one!


  • ½ cup carolina rice or any other starchy rice, suitable for rice pudding
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 can (400 ml) coconut cream / milk
  • ½ can water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup rice flour
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp citrus blossom water
  • 1 tbsp citrus blossom water to wet the bowls
  • Cinnamon to sprinkle on top


  1. Put the rice with water in a small pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until all water is absorbed.
  2. Add the coconut milk, sugar and half can of water and bring to a boil again.
  3. Meantime, dissolve the rice flour in ¼ cup water and mix in the 2 tbsp blossom water.
  4. Add to the rice and mix until it thickens.
  5. Distribute the citrus water to wet 5 bowls by pouring it from one to the other.
  6. When the rice pudding has set distribute it into the bowls.
  7. Serve lukewarm or cold, with cinnamon on top.
Nutrition Information
Yield 5 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 201Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 6mgSodium 50mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 1gSugar 17gProtein 4g

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Kyle Stephen

Sunday 24th of May 2015

Amazing post! It's really a great information. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Anna of stuffedveggies

Sunday 17th of May 2015

This looks wonderful! I make the traditional stuff for my family, but a tried-and-true vegan option for me will be delightful! Thanks : )


Sunday 17th of May 2015

I love sweets made with coconut milk. Your coconut pudding sounds and looks delish, Ivy.


Sunday 17th of May 2015

Dear Ivy, this recipe looks mouthwateringly and reading it makes it sound really wonderful. I love anything with coconut and even more with coconut milk. And it especially suits my family being gluten free. Thank you for posting! Like I already mentioned on facebook, looks lovely on that beautiul lace tablemat.

regards, Preeti


Sunday 17th of May 2015

Delicious! This is a great dessert.



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