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Healthy Coconut Rice Pudding Recipe

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“This recipe is from a weight loss buddy. I like to add a little extra vanilla and cinnamon to mine.” With just 5 minutes of prep time, this cozy dessert is truly a low-effort creation! Sarah Howard - Fontana, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (13.66 ounces) light coconut milk
  • 1-1/3 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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  1. In a large saucepan, bring the coconut milk, milk, rice and brown sugar to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 50-55 minutes or until thick and creamy, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
  2. Spoon into dessert dishes. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve warm or cold. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Coconut Rice Pudding in Healthy Cooking February/March 2009, p45

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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"This is a very good rice pudding recipe. It DOES NOT have a lot of coconut flavor, however. I sprinkled mine with some coconut flakes, but that changed the texture. I don't know if adding coconut flakes during cooking would help."

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

"This was okay, but didn't have much of a coconut flavor. I tried adding a bit of coconut extract but it just didn't have the flavor I was looking for."

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2010

"This recipe is sooooo good!! My husband & I loved it! He's begging me to make it again! =)"

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