Coconut Mango Rice Pudding

What do you do when you have a mango approaching over-ripeness and a half a can of coconut milk?

Coconut Mango Rice Pudding

I don’t know about you, but I turn it into rice pudding!   Mango and coconut are a perfect flavor match.  I love, for example, chunks of ripe mango with some toasted coconut scattered over the top.  For a while I considered making a coconut pudding with mango chunks in it, but that seemed sort of boring.  That is when I considered a rice pudding.  With the body from the rice, the chunks of ripe mango, and some crunchy toasted coconut I knew I had a winner.

Coconut Mango Rice Pudding

This is a very creamy, very rich dessert that has the right balance of tangy fruit, toasty coconut, and subtle sweetness.  That said, please make sure you use a ripe mango.  Since you are adding it after the cooking is over it will not soften much from the residual heat, so a hard, sour mango will be a disappointment.   You can omit the toasted coconut if you prefer. Feel free to add more mango and 1/4 teaspoon of coconut extract to punch up the coconut flavor.  I prefer a thick, creamy rice pudding, but if you like it a bit thinner you can add four more ounces of both milk and coconut milk, and an extra two tablespoons of sugar.  This is a great recipe to play with, or to enjoy just they way I did.

Coconut Mango Rice Pudding     Serves 6

2 cups fresh cooked rice
7 ounces coconut milk
7 ounces milk, 2% or higher
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup diced mango, plus more for garnish
1/2 cup shredded coconut, toasted, plus more for garnish

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In a large sauce pan combine the coconut milk, milk, sugar, butter, spices, and vanilla.  Add the cooked rice and stir to combine.

Coconut Mango Rice Pudding

Cook the mixture over medium heat until it reaches a boil.  Boil for one minute then turn off the heat and fold in the diced mango and toasted coconut.

Divide into the serving dishes and garnish with mango and coconut.

Coconut Mango Rice Pudding


Coconut Mango Rice Pudding

Author: Kelly

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