Coconut Rice Pudding Parfaits With Fresh Mango and Pineapple

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

From Bon Appetit, August, 2002.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For rice pudding: Bring 3 cups water to boil in heavy medium saucepan.
  2. Add rice; reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered until very tender, about 18 minutes. Drain if necessary.
  3. Whisk 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, eggs, egg yolks, cornstarch, and vanilla in large bowl to combine.
  4. Bring whole milk, coconut milk, remaining 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, and salt to boil in heavy medium saucepan. Pour over sugar-egg mixture, whisking constantly. Strain mixture back into saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat. Whisk gently until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Fold in cooked rice and coconut. Pour into bowl, pressing plastic wrap onto surface, and refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours. (Can be prepared up to 1 day ahead. Keep refrigerated.) Stir in cream.
  5. For macaroon crumble: Preheat oven to 350°F Line large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss coconut, flour, both sugars, and salt in large bowl to combine. Using fingertips, rub butter into mixture until clumps form. Spread mixture on baking sheet, patting down slightly. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Cool. Break crumble into bite-size pieces.
  6. Toss pineapple and mango in bowl to combine.
  7. Presentation: Spoon 1/4 cup rice pudding into each of 6 wine glasses. Top each with 1/4 cup fruit mixture. Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons macaroon crumble. Repeat with remaining pudding and fruit mixture (reserve remaining pudding for another use). Sprinkle each parfait with 2 tablespoons macaroon crumble and serve.
Most Helpful

I made this recipe when I got my copy of the magazine back in Aug. 2002! It was delicious! I loved the combination of flavors and textures. This reminds me to make it again!

Grace Lynn January 10, 2004

This combination of creamy custard, tropical fruit, and coconutty crunch was a big hit with my friends and family! This is one of my very favorite dessert recipes!

kathryn30223 February 22, 2010

wonderful elegant recipe! despite the many ingredients, it is very easy to make and will impress your guests. i also really like the fact that you can make it ahead of time.

luckycloud29 March 24, 2005