This Vegan Black-Eyed Pea Rice Pudding is a classic Vietnamese dessert that requires less than 10-ingredients to make. It can be served for breakfast, snack or dessert. It is topped with coconut cream and for some extra crunch, roasted peanuts, and sesame seeds. Vegan and gluten-free!
I watched my mom enter the living room from the corner of our leather couch where I was studying.
She has a small rice bowl on one hand and a dessert spoon on the other. I watch her take a bite as she sits down on the couch. I smelled something sweet and peaked up to see what she was eating- Chè Đậu Trắng (Black-Eyed Pea Rice Pudding), a simple Vietnamese dessert made with sweet glutinous rice and creamy coconut milk.
It was not my top favorite Vietnamese dessert to have, but my mom absolutely loves making it whenever she wants something sweet and lighter. She looked serene and joyful as she takes small bites while watching whatever movie was on. I would get up from the comforts on the couch and grab some and join her to experience the moment together.
Even though it was not my top dessert to have, it is one of those recipes where when you have it, you wonder why you don’t eat it more often. The sticky rice pudding is normally eaten warm, but I also love leaving it in the fridge for a while on warmer days. The coconut sauce would be creamier and when paired with the rice and soft beans, would leave you wanting more.
What is one simple sweet that you don’t have often?
Ready to make this Black-Eyed Pea Rice Pudding? Let’s start cooking!