Coconut Rice Porridge

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Coconut Rice Porridge

About This Recipe

Yield:Serves 4
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:40 minutes
This recipe appears in: Sunday Brunch: Coconut Rice Porridge


  • 1 cardamom pod
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cups long grain rice
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 mango, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. 1

    Bring 1 1/2 cups water, cardamom pod, and pinch of salt to a boil, add rice and return to a boil then cover and cook over low heat until water has been fully absorbed and rice is cooked, about 20 minutes.

  2. 2

    Remove lid, and fluff rice with a fork. Add coconut milk, sugar, and vanilla extract and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer until mixture has thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve immediately garnished with coconut flakes, mango, and lime wedges.


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