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Coconut Rice Pudding Made in a Rice Cooker

4.24 from 17 votes
Warm up with my luscious Coconut Rice Pudding easily made in a rice cooker. Combined with fruit salsa, this rice pudding is tropical & delicious!
Coconut Rice Pudding with fruit Salsa - The perfect pairing of tropical flavors you are going to love!!

Hi Bold Bakers!

To me, Rice Pudding is serious comfort food. Growing up in Ireland rice pudding was often a dessert that would warm you up on a freezing Winter’s evening, and many times Fall and Spring evening too. This rice pudding is a luscious, creamy non-traditional dessert made with coconut milk and topped with sweet, juicy strawberries, mango and lime salsa.

I thought I would put more of a tropical twist on this dessert that is normally spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. I am taking some of my favorite flavors which are Asian inspired and marrying them all together in this one decadent dessert.

A creative twist on the norm is replacing the regular milk and cream for coconut milk. Still rich and creamy, coconut milk adds its own unique flavor without the dairy. It is still “fatty” like cream so you still get that richness.

The fruit salsa on top is the icing on the cake. Once you pair it with a spoonful of the rice pudding it will all make sense. It’s like a tropical explosion that you can’t believe you never had before. In my opinion it’s the combination of texture, temperature and the lime zest that makes this simple dessert stand out. For easy zesting, invest in a Microplane, they are a lifesaver. It’s incredible and makes the labor of zesting a thing of the past. Also, if you were admiring my cutting board I used, it is from Boos, the masters in cutting boards. This board is so durable and well made, it will last you a lifetime.

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I made my rice pudding in a Panasonic Rice Cooker. It doesn’t only cook plain rice like you might think Rice cookers have multiple uses. What I like about rice cookers is you can add in all of your ingredients, mix it, set it and forget it. This rice cooker is an inexpensive piece of kitchen equipment that has multiple uses. All tools in my kitchen have to do more than one job otherwise I don’t have space for them.

I created this recipe for The Inspired Home website. It’s a place where I go to find out what new products are coming out along with tips and fantastic recipes. The Inspired Home’s mission is to inspire, inform and encourage you to make your house into a home, lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle and to create moments to celebrate and connect with your friends and family. Make sure you check out the Coconut Rice Pudding recipe and video there.

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Coconut Rice Pudding

4.24 from 17 votes
Warm up with my luscious Coconut Rice Pudding easily made in a rice cooker. Combined with fruit salsa, this rice pudding is tropical & delicious!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Warm up with my luscious Coconut Rice Pudding easily made in a rice cooker. Combined with fruit salsa, this rice pudding is tropical & delicious!
Author: Gemma Stafford

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (6oz/170g) arborio rice
  • 1 can (14oz/414ml) coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup (4floz/115ml) water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz/115g) sugar
  • a pinch of salt

Fruit Salsa

  • 1 ripe mango, cubed
  • 10 strawberries, cubed
  • Zest of 1 Lime

Instructions

  • Place rice, coconut milk, water, vanilla extract, salt and sugar in your rice cooker. Turn on and cook for 25-30 minutes or until the rice is fully cooked and the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Alternatively you can place them in a heavy bottomed saucepan on medium-low heat and cook for the same amount of time. Stir frequently to avoid sticking.
  • The rice should be soft and cooked at this point. Turn off the heat and leave it to stand.

Fruit Salsa:

  • To make the fruit salsa - Mix together the strawberries, mango and lime zest. I like to let it sit and marinate for 15 minutes before topping my rice pudding. This gives the flavors time to marry together. While still warm and steaming, top your tropical rice pudding and enjoy straight away. It can also be enjoyed cold but I prefer it warm. There is something more comforting about it.

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Fran
Fran
1 year ago

Hi I was wondering if this could be made in the slow cooker? If so how long does it cook for? How about an instant pot? Thank you. Ps love your recipes

1 year ago

Gemma, I noticed that you slice your mango with a knife. Have you ever tried the mango spliter gadget? It’s similar to the apple corer (the kind you push down over the apple). It is a life changer! We use an angled serrated knife (ours was purchased from Dole- so many uses!) to scoop it from the skin once it’s cored.
Can’t wait to try this recipe.

Patty L.
Patty L.
1 year ago

Thank you.

Patty
Patty
1 year ago

Thank you.

Patty L.
Patty L.
1 year ago

Thank you for reposting the coconut rice pudding. I can t wait to try it. My brother gets to share a lot of what I cook and he will be overjoyed as I will, when I make this rice pudding. Thank you for your hard work and great recipes.

Patty LaBorde
Patty LaBorde
1 year ago

i have searched all over to get your coconut rice pudding in a slow cooker, i couldn t locate it. i saw you we re out of town,hope you enjoy your trip. i also saw a rice pudding recipe on a coleman stove in the comments section, but nothing about coconut or how long to cook it, if using a slow cooker & if on hi or low? hope you get it on your website soon, when you get back, of course. i love rice pudding. i was raised in louisiana, rice is our main staple there. the things cajun… Read more »

1 year ago

Hi, your recipe isn’t on either site. The link you keep posting is to the page we are currently on. I watched the video on theinspiredhome site and still, no recipe. I tried clicking the printable version, nothing. I really want to try this out ????

Amy
Amy
1 year ago

I’ve been on two different websites now and still can’t find the recipe including the measurements and cooking time required.

Vis
Vis
1 year ago

Hi, this looks great and I’d love to make it, but I can’t find the actual recipe anywhere. It’s not in the link you added here. Could you please post it somewhere?
<3 Thank u

Lisa
Lisa
2 years ago

Hi Gemma, very keen to give this a go, but would like to make the traditional version. My Irish Nan took her recipe to the grave and none of us have found anything close. Yours looks promising, as the bread & butter pudding was spot on! How much of the milk/cream ratio would need to be added?

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