I am big fan of matcha, love the flavor and the texture either in frothy tea, smoothies, pastry or hot lattes, everything taste delicious!
Matcha is a type of powdered green tea. The green tea leaves are shaded from the sun for the last few weeks of their growth, increasing the chlorophyll content and creating a gorgeous green color. Then, the leaves are carefully ground with stone grinding wheels to produce a fine powder.
Matcha is amazing because it is packed with antioxidants. Some of the benefits are:
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Detoxifies effectively and naturally
- Calms the mind and relaxes the body
- Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
- Enhances mood and aids in concentration
- Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- Prevents disease
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
Today, I made rice pudding but instead of traditional ingredients like butter, vanilla or cinnamon I used coconut cream(light), extra virgin coconut oil and matcha powder.
This is Matcha Rice Pudding with Coconut, perfect balance of flavors!
I chose Arborio rice for my pudding because it gives me that smooth and creamy texture. You can use your favorite type of rice or any other available in your pantry.
Makes 4 servings
- 1 cup arborio rice
- 4 cups of water
- 2 tsp matcha green tea powder
- 3 cups unsweetened organic soy milk
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 2 tbs light coconut cream(optional)
Note: This recipe doesn’t contain any additional sugar.
Measure and rinse the rice. Using heavy bottom saucepan bring water to boil, add rice, pinch of sea salt and cook for approximately 20 min.
When water is almost evaporated but rice still uncooked,
add soy milk, coconut oil, coconut cream and continue to simmer.
Tip: It’s very important to scrape the bottom of the pot frequently so the rice doesn’t stick and harden.
When pudding is done add matcha powder and combine.
Let it cool for a few minutes.
Divide the rice pudding in the pots.
Personally, I love this pudding hot or warm but it tastes great when is cool too.
Aroma of this pudding is irresistible and texture, very creamy and super smooth.