Despite not being Latin in origin, rice pudding is one of the most staple Latin American dishes. The popularity of this easy dessert probably lies in its delicious and comforting creaminess and sweetness, combined with the simplicity and affordability of making it.
A few months ago, my mom and I decided to start playing around with other ingredients, and used amaranth instead of rice. This seed has a sticky texture when cooked, which makes it perfect to give a pudding consistency to this dessert. I used ground chia seeds to enhance the texture even more, and almond milk to make it vegan. Check out the recipe to taste the results!