Coconut Rice Pudding

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil; add stick cinnamon and lime peel.
  • Reduce heat, simmer covered, for 5 minute.
  • Add rice; return to boiling.
  • Simmer, covered, for 20 min., or until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  • Stir in the milk, sugar and salt. Simmer over medium to low heat, stirring frequently, for 40 minute or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat. Discard cinnamon and lime peel.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • In a medium bowl, combine egg yolks and vanilla.
  • Spoon a few tablespoonsof the hot rice mixture into egg yolk mixture.
  • Stir egg yolk mixture and 1 1/4 cups shredded coconut back into rice mixture.
  • Transfer rice mixture to a 2-quart square baking dish. Top with remaining 1/2 cup coconut and the butter pieces; sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
  • Broil for 3-4 minute or until coconut is golden brown.
  • Serve warm.