Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Thai red rice has a firm texture and a nutty flavor giving this dessert a unique flavor and appearance. Be sure to stir often throughout the cooking process so the pudding doesn't get stuck to the bottom of the pot.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan combine both rices, sugar, salt, 3 cups water, and 3 cups milk. Bring it to a boil and then let it simmer over low heat until half the liquid has evaporated. This will take about 30-40 minute.
  2. Now add in the rose water, ground cardamom, and the can of coconut milk. Continue simmering another 30-40 minute The mixture should be fairly thick.
  3. Now add in the lemon zest and 1/2 cup half and half. Check the sweetness and add more sugar if you feel it is necessary. Stir until the mixture is creamy and remove from the heat.
  4. Garnish with ground pistachio nuts if desired.
  5. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Delicious pudding! I used rice milk and a little more coconut milk like UmmBinat to be dairy free. For sweetener I used jaggery and halved the amount because we don't like it very sweet - that was just perfect. Will make it again - thanks for posting! Made for Ramadan Tag 2010.

Mia in Germany August 21, 2010

Time consuming but worth it for how good the pudding tastes. I am assuming the rice is cooked covered, correct? Substituted dates for golden raisins and jasmine rice for plain white rice. The lemon was not stirred into the pudding but used as a garnish. A delicious combination of flavors especially the nutty red rice and perfumy jasmine. Added a heaping 1/4 teaspoon of cardamom. Love the pistachios on top! Does help the cook if the ingredients are listed in order. Reviewed for Ramadan Tag.

COOKGIRl August 17, 2010

I really enjoyed this. The pudding has a nice lemon flavour. I did use a bit less lemon zest but it was lemony enough. I grated it on the small side of a box grater. The recipe never says when to add the golden rasins so I decided not to at the end. I can see they would taste good in this, though I think DH would prefer without anyway. I made this without half-and-half because we are dairy free and just added additional coconut milk to be creamy. For the milk I used rice milk which worked fine. I will make this again. Made for Ramadan Tag.

UmmBinat September 24, 2009