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Lebanese Rice Pudding Riz Bi Haleeb in a bowl with pistachio
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Vegan Lebanese Rice Pudding (Riz Bi Haleeb)

Delicious and easy to make Lebanese rice pudding aka riz bi haleeb is a fragrant and creamy dessert. This is a dairy free rice pudding flavored with orange blossom and is naturally sweetened.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Lebanese
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Janelle Hama



  • 1 litre Almond milk or any dairy free milk
  • ½ cup White rice medium grain
  • ¾ cup Maple Syrup or rice malt syrup
  • 2 tablespoon Orange blossom water sub rose water
  • 2 tablespoon Corn starch
  • 1 ¼ cup Water


  • Combine ¼ cup water and cornstarch and set aside. In a pot over medium-high heat, add rice and 1 cup of water. Cook rice until par boiled, approximately 6 minutes.
    2 tablespoon Corn starch, 1 ¼ cup Water, ½ cup White rice
    rice with water in a pot
  • On high heat, stir through almond milk and maple syrup and bring to a boil.
    1 litre Almond milk, ¾ cup Maple Syrup
    almond milk in a pot
  • Once boiling, turn the down to medium-low and add corn starch slurry and orange blossom water. Simmer for 15 minutes. Stirring slowly and continuously.
    2 tablespoon Orange blossom water
    pouring cornstarch slurry into pot of milk
  • Turn heat to high and allow contents to boil, once thickened. Turn off heat.
    rice pudding almond milk
  • Pour into individual portions and allow to cool at room temperature. Transfer to the fridge to chill. Serve cold, seeing garnish toppings in notes.
    Rice pudding no egg being poured into individual portions



Servings are portioned into 175ml bowls (6fl.oz)
Garnish with either cinnamon or crushed pistachio
This pudding will thicken and firm further as it cools down.
Adjustments - to make this pudding thicker either add another ½ tablespoon of cornstarch or add ¼ cup more of rice.
Store in the fridge for up to five days in a sealed container, either in individual portions or in one container. It will need to be completely cooled to room temperature before storing.
Other puddings you might be interested in;  Haytaliyeh vegan Lebanese milk pudding 
Or you could make this silky pudding called Muhallabia.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 0.1mg