Toasted Coconut Rice Pudding

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 45mins




  • To toast coconut: Heat a clean, dry frying pan over medium-high heat, add desiccated coconut and cook, shaking pan constantly, until coconut is golden. (Make a little more toasted coconut than is called for in the recipe so that you can sprinkle some over top at serving time.).
  • Bring water, freshly-grated ginger, lime peel, salt and butter to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the rice, return to the boil, and then reduce the heat to the lowest setting, so the mixture cooks at a simmer. Cook until rice has absorbed most of the water, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Carefully remove the lime peel and discard.
  • Scald the 1 cup evaporated milk and honey in the microwave.
  • Add the hot milk, honey, toasted coconut and chopped raisins, if using, to the rice mixture. Cook at a bare simmer a further 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in rum and vanilla extracts.
  • Transfer pudding to a large bowl, place a piece of plastic wrap directly onto surface and cool to room temperature. Place in refrigerator until cool and set. Just before serving, 'loosen' rice pudding by beating in the reserved 1/2 cup evaporated milk with a fork.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings.