Easy Vanilla Coconut Rice Pudding

Monday, March 17, 2008

I usually end up making too much rice whenever I cook it. I usually make a simple snack of the leftovers by adding some salted butter, or throwing it into Monday night stir-fry when I use up any leftover veggies or whatnot.

However, this time I decided to try something different. I wanted to make some rice pudding, but I had no cream or whole milk, and didn't feel like stirring over a pot forever. So I whipped up this simple coconut rice pudding. It uses leftover rice, 2% milk (though whole would be fantastic), and some fresh vanilla because, well, I love vanilla. If you have some coconut flakes, I would highly suggest you garnish with them.

Simple and easy, it's a nice little way to use up that extra rice.

Vanilla Coconut Rice Pudding
1 1/2 cups of cold cooked rice
1 1/2 cups of coconut milk

2 cups of whole or 2% milk
1/3 cup of sugar

pinch of salt
1 vanilla bean, insides scraped out

Combine all the ingredients together in a saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat for 40 minutes. Allows to cool and serve.

Related Links:
Horchata Rice Pudding
Bay Rice Pudding


  1. Mmm looks delicious. I love coconut rice puddings its so creamy.

  2. What kinda rice did you use? Basmati or Jasmine would be great wih your recipe. I make something similar. Only I use cardmom pods instead of vanilla.But this recipe sounds great.

  3. This looks delicious. My coconut obsession of 2007 definitely carried over into '08 and I will definitely be making this! Thanks for sharing.

  4. that's it? that simple..?
    yes b'y.


  5. This is brillant. I am always making too much rice. I am definitely trying this.

  6. Sounds good! I'll have to try this one.

  7. This looks spectacular! K is a big fan of rice pudding so we will have to make it.

  8. WOW! That is probably the best looking rice pudding I have ever seen. I'm droooling! hahaha.

  9. Ts looks delicious! Is this made with unsweetened coconut milk?

  10. I don't remember when I found this, but this is my favorite dessert! And breakfast, snack, lunch. I love it!


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