Coconut Milk Rice Pudding


The coconut milk gave the pudding a layer of subtle sweetness, and also inspired the fresh mango garnish, which really elevated these bowls of comforting goodness.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 35 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 2 ¾ cups milk

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • cup Arborio rice

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • salt to taste

  • teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup finely diced mango

  • 1 pinch Chinese five-spice powder


  1. Beat 2 tablespoons milk with egg yolk in a small bowl. Set aside.

  2. Combine 2 3/4 cups milk and coconut milk in a saucepan over medium heat. When mixture just begins to steam, reduce heat to low.

  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in rice and cook for 1 minute. Pour in 1/2 cup coconut milk mixture; stir constantly until liquid is completely absorbed and rice is creamy. Repeat this process until the milk mixture is completely incorporated and the rice has a tender, yet slightly firm consistency, 20 to 30 minutes.

  4. Stir sugar and salt into the rice mixture. Remove from heat. Slowly whisk in egg yolk mixture until completely incorporated and the mixture is custard color, about 1 minute. Whisk in vanilla.

  5. Cool pudding to room temperature, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until well-chilled, at least 3 hours. Garnish with mango and Chinese five-spice powder.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

361 Calories
20g Fat
40g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 361
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 225mg 17%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 409mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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