December 12, 2005

Coconut-Lime Rice Pudding

Coconut-Lime Rice Pudding


1/3 cup white basmati rice
14 oz can coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
1 1/2 cups milk
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons lime zest*
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 lime, quartered (optional)

In a small bowl soak rice in about 2/3 cup of cold water for 30 minutes. Drain rice. In a medium sized saucepan bring coconut milk, milk, rice, sugar, and salt to a boil, Reduce heat to low and simmer, for about 40-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. It should have cooked down to a thick, creamy texture. Remove from heat and stir in lime zest. Serve with lime wedges. Delicious warm or chilled.

*For plain coconut rice pudding omit lime zest