This is not only a massively easy recipe but it’s also so versatile, as you can add whatever you like depending on your taste. This is the basic recipe, but maybe you fancy putting in some sultanas, raisins, dried blueberries or orange/lemon zest. You could add cinnamon, nutmeg, maybe some cloves or mixed spice, or ginger. I even once kept it all plain, except the addition of about 50g dark, vegan chocolate and a sprinkle of cocoa powder 😀 Anyway, this should serve about 6-8:
- 200g short grain rice
- About 1 litre-ish of sweetened soya milk
- 200g caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
- 2 teaspoons dairy free butter/spread
Just put the whole lot together and give it a stir, adding any optional things (ie the fruits or spices) you might wish. Then you could either cook it in the oven for about 3 hours, or a slow cooker for maybe 4ish, but just check on it regularly and once it’s really hot and the rice is soft it’s ready – there isn’t really an exact amount of time, just don’t go burning it…
In my opinion, this one is definitely not to be missed! When I first started vegan baking, I thought this sort of thing wouldn’t be all that easy, but this is literally one of the quickest and simplest things I’ve ever made (as you’ll soon see…), it’s just about getting the right replacements, which isn’t a problem at all:
- 150g self-raising flour
- ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 50g cocoa powder
- 275g soft brown sugar
- 80g butter replacement – such as Trex vegetable shortening, in which case you use 20% less therefore use about 65g, plus extra for greasing
- 120g vegan soured cream
- 1 eggs worth vegan egg replacer
- 500ml boiling water
- Preheat oven to about 180°C/160°C fan-assisted, and grease a fairly large and deep ovenproof dish (ideally 1.5 litres).
- Sift flour, soda, half the cocoa and 100g of the sugar in a bowl, then combine butter, sour cream and egg seperately.
- Stir these two mixes together, then spread the mixture in the ovenproof dish. Sift remaining cocoa and sugar over the top evenly, and pour over the boiling water.
- Bake in the oven about 40 minutes, then stand for five minutes. If this doesn’t taste good enough already, then it tastes even better with a bit of vanilla vegan ice cream!