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Creamy Moghli Lebanese Dessert (Meghli)

Moghli (meghli), is a humble spiced vegan rice pudding topped with soaked nuts and desiccated coconut. This easy and delicious Lebanese dessert is naturally sweetened.
Prep Time12 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time12 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Lebanese
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Janelle Hama





  • ½ cup Almonds raw
  • ½ cup Pistachio raw
  • cup Dessicated coconut
  • 2 cups Water



  • Place all nuts in separate soaking containers, fill with water, cover and refrigerate overnight.


  • Combine all dry ingredients in a pot.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk through.
  • Turn heat on medium and whisk continuously until it thickens, approx 20 min. Once thickened, turn off the heat and immediately pour into individual serving glasses (see notes). Allow these to cool down to room temperature.
  • Add a layer of desiccated coconut and nuts on top. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate. Serve cold.



N.B., nutrition info is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. This will vary based on the specific ingredients you use and how much sugar syrup is actually used.
  • Almonds - for larger almonds - separate the two halves. For smaller almonds use as-is (as per video) You can purchase already peeled whole almonds or almonds with skin. If purchasing with skin, these will easily come off once soaked.
  • Walnuts - these can be difficult to peel, just peel as much as you can.
  • Toppings - the amounts can be adjusted to suit
  • Consistency - meghli should be thick but pourable whilst it is warm (as per video). As it cools down it will thicken considerably and set into a pudding. Sometimes cracks will form on the skin, this is normal and will be covered by the coconut and nuts.
  • Cooking - Avoid bringing this rice pudding to a hard boil. Continuous stirring is required as rice flour thickens very fast and will clump if there is no motion
  • Pouring - prepare the individual glass vessels before cooking, this will help you to work quicker with pouring. Fill each vessel ¾ full to allow for toppings.
  • Serving - when serving meghli, the toppings are integral to the overall dessert and must be substantial but not overwhelming.
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Serving: 1g | Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1mg