I'm not vegetarian or vegan, but I AM lactose intolerant. That being said, sometimes I wind up making a dish that is meat, dairy, animal by-product free.
Coconut rice pudding:
-2 cups water
-1 cup brown rice
-1 pinch salt
-1 can light coconut milk
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1 tsp nutmeg
-1 cup dried cranberries, cherries or raisins
In a small-ish saucepan, bring the water and salt to a rolling boil. Add the rice, turn the heat to low and cover the pan without stirring. Let simmer for 25 minutes.
Stir in the coconut milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and dried fruit. Let simmer on low for 10 minutes uncovered.
It should be slightly soupy. Serve warm.