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Coconut rice pudding with pineapple & macadamias

Wednesday, 11 October 2023 / Topics:

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

150g arborio rice

400ml tin coconut milk

400ml water

¼ cup caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla bean extract

1 lemongrass stalk, bruised

thumb-sized piece of ginger, thickly sliced

¼ pineapple, diced

¼ bunch of mint, leaves picked

juice of 1 lime

2 tablespoons shredded coconut

2 tablespoons roasted macadamias, roughly chopped



  1. Combine rice, coconut milk, water, sugar, vanilla, lemongrass and ginger in a medium saucepan. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove rice from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Discard lemongrass and ginger.
  2. Combine pineapple, mint and lime juice in a small bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a small frying pan over medium heat. Toast coconut for 1-2 minutes or until golden and fragrant.
  4. Divide warm rice pudding between four serving bowls. Top with pineapple mixture, then finish with toasted coconut and macadamias.


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