Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A new twist on an old favorite just for RSC#8! The secret is the fresh grated ginger... ;)


  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add rice & salt. Cover & cook on low heat until almost all the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  2. Add milk & cook uncovered, stirring frequently until about 1/2 the milk is absorbed. Stir in the 1/4c sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and raisins. Continue to cook until the rice is soft & the milk is absorbed.
  3. Stir in coconut. Gently fold in papaya. Taste & add more sugar, if desired.
  4. Serve warm or cold.
Most Helpful

I made this Island Rice Pudding as an add on side for both a wedding shower & baby shower & people raved. Only difference - I used cocconut creme instead of milk, soaked my raisins in Bacardi's light rum & drained, & added along with papaya fresh pineapple pieces. 2 very smart tricks you did - one, you used Arborio rice (perfect short grain with creamy results - best rice for rissotto also) 2nd the fresh ginger was KEY, nice move!! Enjoyed immensely!

cephalacaudal May 30, 2010

I took evelyn/athens tip & substituted coconut milk for the regular milk in this recipe, then pretty much followed the recipe on down, although I did cut it in half, & I used golden raisins! GREAT TASTING RICE PUDDING, what with the nice combo of raisins, coconut & papaya! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for my tagged partner in Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap 14]

Sydney Mike September 27, 2009

FABULOUS~!!! A keeper for sure. After the first 15 minutes, my rice was pretty much cooked. So I just added 1 cup of light coconut milk and let it absorb while I added the rest of the ingredients. Since others had said they didn't care for the papaya, I simply did a sprinkling of papaya on top and it was PERFECT!!! I also subbed Splenda for the sugar and used only 1/4 cup. I can't wait to taste this after it sits for a couple hours.

JanuaryBride June 02, 2009