I love rice pudding and I love and popcorn. But not just any popcorn. I’ve discovered the BEST popcorn. It’s called Funky Chunky. They have several flavors, but the Sea Salt Caramel popcorn is so outrageous… decadently drenched and drizzled in dark and milk chocolate, caramel, and sea salt — with cashews, I fell instantly in love. (That hasn’t happened in a while.) So, what could possibly make this any better? When you you have a craving for rice pudding. And it’s fall. And you need something “pumpkiny” — you make Funky Chunky Pumpkin Rice Pudding. (Say that three times fast!)
So, how did I happen upon my latest addiction? While attending a trade show back in July at McCormick place in Chicago, I came upon a booth and had the opportunity to learn about Funky Chunky… and after several tastes, Instant PotLuck and Funky Chunky decided to work together to create original recipes using their popcorn in a variety of recipes Instant PotLuck would develop. It’s a perfect combination, sorta like when peanut butter found chocolate. But this goes to a whole other level.
What makes this popcorn so unique is it’s salty and sweet and crunchy texture. It achieves it’s “Oh-My-God-I’m-Dying” rating by the way it’s covered… it is actually more like “bark” than just a “drizzle.”
I had to laugh because after I shot this picture… it looks like Funky Chunky also needed to take a taste. It’s eating it right from the bag! (Trust me, I didn’t plan this shot!)
Serve it warm or cold. Add a bit of extra coconut or almond milk, or a dollop of whipped cream (vegan or otherwise.) This recipe is decadent and delicious and here’s the skinny on it:
- No refined sugar
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- 3 WW smart points — as per our recipe
BTW: I also love rice pudding for breakfast and not just dessert. And if you like this recipe follow me on PINTEREST… the place where I go to look for a recipe and end up considering which Tiny House I should buy.
Here it is: Funky Chunky Pumpkin Rice Pudding from Instant PotLuck:Print
Funky Chunky Pumpkin Rice Pudding from Instant PotLuck
This Instant Pot recipe for Funky Chunky Pumpkin Rice Pudding is gluten and dairy free. No refined sugar.
Easy to make and the perfect comfort food and dessert.
Serve it warm or cold. Yields 6 – 3/4 cup servings.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup dry Lundberg Essences California Basmati Brown Rice
- 1 cup water
- 1 1⁄2 cups plain unsweetened almond milk – (you may also use Pacific Natural Foods – Organic Almond Non-Dairy Beverage, Low Fat Vanilla, Unsweetened)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 oz Funky Chunky Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn
- 1⁄2 cup Farmers Market Organic pumpkin
- 1 packet Stevia leaf herbal extract
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Pinch of Sea Salt
You can soak the rice for 15-20 minutes with a cup of water in the IP before cooking… or just rinse it. I’ve done it both ways and both have worked.
Add Rice, Water, Milk, Vanilla, and Cinnamon and stir.
Add lid to Instant Pot and make sure valve is set to sealed.
Use PORRIDGE setting. (20 minutes)
When done, do a natural release (10 minutes)
Add 1/2 cup of pumpkin, 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1 pack of stevia, and stir.
Top with Funky Chunky Sea Salt Caramel
Serve warm or cold. For extras, you may add more cinnamon, whipped cream, maple syrup, or additional almond or coconut milk.
This recipe yields 6, 3/4 cup servings which is 3 WW Smart Points. (1 oz of Funky Chunky popcorn is the amount used for the smart point calculation.)
Gluten and Dairy Free.
No Refined Sugar.
Serve warm or cold.
Keywords: Funky Chunky, Instant PotLuck, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Rice Pudding, Pumpkin dessert, Instant Pot Rice Pudding
Here’s a promo code for 10% OFF Funky Chunky… use it at check out: Funky10. They’re also cool gifts and fun Stocking Stuffers! If you want to purchase Funky Chunky Sea Salt Popcorn, it’s here!
The Mini Dutch Ovens…
Our mini Dutch ovens are available in two sizes: 7 oz and 16 oz, and oven safe to 500 degrees. Serve French onion soup, soufflés, mac and cheese, or individual desserts… like Funky Chunky Pumpkin Rice Pudding. Used by chefs across the globe, this lightweight oven-to-table bakeware is the must-have for every home chef. Restaurant grade, now available for the home chef.
Created exclusively for you, the home chef and Instant Pot enthusiast, Make It & Take It Containers™ are the new food storage containers that can be personalized. Share your home-cooked meals with friends and family, take to work or school and a great way to send leftovers home with guests. Each container comes with a set of removable inserts which snap into the underside of the lid so you can add your name to the label. (As my mother, Bernice would say, “you made it, who else’s name should be on the label?!” Sold as a 9-piece set, each set comes with 3 of each: containers, clear lids, lid insert labels.
There are several options, and all of the IP’s are great, but these are the ones I’ve used and are listed below. (I have the Mini 3 quart which I bought initially and use it to make side dishes while I use my 6-quart Duo60 for larger meals.)
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