Mango Rice Pudding

This past week has been a rough week in the kitchen. I’ve been working on a cookie recipe, but batch after batch have been disappointments… Mostly, straight to the trash kind of failures… Needing a change of pace, I decided to take a break from cookies, baking, and the oven in general. Of course I still wanted something sweet!

There’s a restaurant that we sometimes go to. They make the most amazing rice pudding and mango tapioca pudding. Inspired by their desserts, I decided to see what would happen if I merged the two… The result was decadent, creamy, bliss. Something I’ll be sure to make again and again (especially in the summer, when I may be a little reluctant to turn on the oven).



Mango Rice Pudding



*Mango Rice Pudding*

2 cups Lite Coconut Milk

1 cup Mango Puree

3 tbsp Agave Nectar

1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1/2 tsp Orange Rind (finely  grated)

1/2 cup Arborio Rice


Stir together the mango puree, coconut milk, agave nectar, vanilla, and orange rind until thoroughly combined.

Bring the coconut milk mixture and rice to a simmer, over medium heat (stirring frequently). Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer  (stirring occasionally) for 30 – 40 minutes, until the rice is soft and the pudding reaches desired thickness.

I like rice pudding quite thick, if you don’t, simply thin it out a little with additional milk.

Serve warm or cold.

Makes 4 servings



8 thoughts on “Mango Rice Pudding

  1. A Tablespoon of Liz

    yum, this looks so good! I haven’t had rice pudding in ages, I was never really sure if it would set up right without using real milk. Now that I know it does, I’m definitly going to try out your recipe, I looooove mango! Definitly a great summer dessert, and a bonus that you don’t have to turn the oven on, something I dread doing when it’s hot out!

    1. Starr

      I’ve tried making vegan puddings before (with varying success), and now swear that the coconut milk makes all the difference.

  2. Choc Chip Uru

    This looks fantastic my friend – A break for from the usual baking can sometimes create a decadent and unique dessert 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  3. 2katjaskitchen

    This reminds me of the flavors of a Thai dessert I fell in love with when I lived there – sticky rice with mango. It’s something I was going to make and post a little later this week 🙂 I will have to try this recipe out since it doesn’t call for hard to find sticky rice 🙂

    1. Starr

      Isn’t it funny how recipes and ingredients trend? Like last month, it seemed everyone was baking with Nutela. Everyone has the same great idea at once!

      I’m looking forward to seeing your recipe 🙂

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