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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

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30 Responses to “Coconut Mango Rice Pudding”

  1. Maria says:

    I love the mango on top. Adds color and a burst of juicy goodness:)

  2. Eliana says:

    WOW – such tropical goodness in this treat. I love it.

  3. Ooh yum! I always think of rice pudding as a winter dessert, but with tropical flavors it works as a summer dessert too. Can’t wait to try this!

  4. This looks incredible! I will definitely have to give it a try… Hubs doesn’t usually like rice pudding (there’s something wrong with him), so I will have to eat all of it. Oh darn ;)

  5. Spice Sherpa says:

    Coconut mango rice pudding. Every word into this title pulled me in more like a magnet–I’m a rice pudding fiend. Love the stuff. Same for mango and coconut. Saving and trying this! ASAP. Thank you.

  6. RJ Flamingo says:

    Well, lookee there! Guess what I just happen to have on hand? :-D Bookmarked!

  7. My daughter loves, love, loves rice pudding. She also loves mango. Guess what she’s getting next time she comes for dinner.

    Hmm, does that mean I have to buy a mango enough ahead of time that it has to be used for this dish? :)

  8. Marisa says:

    Mangoes, coconut, and rice pudding–a winner indeed! This recipe sounds just perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Mei Teng says:

    Very yummy looking pudding. Excellent food photo.

  10. zunkim says:

    Looks so yummy! Can i refridge it and eat cold?

  11. CC Recipe says:

    This looks so wonderful, I so NEED this creamy treat!

  12. coconut and mango are a classic combination. we make pancakes with them

  13. Such coconut mango rice pudding can make a day for sure. Lovely and delicious :-)

  14. That is some super delicious looking rice pudding! Love the mango and the toasted shredded coconut!

  15. slurrp!! slurrp!!
    being an Indian, it feels good to see coconut recipes.. it looks fabulous..

  16. Peggy says:

    Such a beautiful dish! Can’t wait to try it!

  17. Jean says:

    I’ve been craving rice pudding lately and yours is not helping! :-) It’s beautiful–no wonder it made in on Top 9. Congrats.

  18. Chef Dennis says:

    now I love plain rice pudding, I can’t imagine how good this one is with coconut and mango…what an explosion of flavours!! and Congrats on the top 9!

  19. Carol Egbert says:

    A perfect tropical dessert and a great post as well!

  20. Alta says:

    I’ve made mango and coconut sticky rice before, so this is only a little step away from that. And what a yummy step indeed! I think I couldn’t be trusted around this treat.

  21. Love coconut. Love mangoes. Love rice pudding [what we call kheer in Hindi] This seems tailor made for me!

  22. Julian says:

    Whipped this up from leftover rice and a ripe mango in the fridge. Used less butter, non fat milk, lite coconut milk and it turned out just great (with less fat!). Very ripe mango is key, I think. 5 minute prep if rice is already cooked.


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