Pineapple Coconut Rice Pudding
A classic Mexican dessert and a childhood favorite. We have made many family memories enjoying this sweet treat. The Pina Colada drink inspires the decadent dessert mixing coconut and pineapple flavors with a touch of cinnamon and the creaminess of the rice. 2 cups whole milk 1 cup water 1 cinnamon stick 1 cup sugar 2 cups long grain rice 1 can coconut milk 1 can condensed milk 1 cup pineapple juice 2 cups fresh pineapple in chunks 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a large pot add 1 cup of water and 2 cups whole milk combined with a cup of sugar and cinnamon stick. Let it get to the first boil.
Add the two cups of rice and one can of coconut milk. Continue cooking the rice over low heat occasionally moving with a wooden spoon.
When the rice is almost cooked add the condensed milk, the pineapple juice and combine by moving slowly with the wooden spoon.
Let the rice pudding cool and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
Serve the rice pudding in dessert dishes, add small pieces of fresh pineapple, grated coconut and a dash of cinnamon.
Best tips for cooking Pineapple Coconut Rice Pudding!
Unlike cooking rice never rinse the rice when cooking rice pudding. You want the starch for creating a sticky effect that is a rice pudding signature.
Cook the rice first with water or pineapple juice and add the spices. You can cook the rice in the instant pot for four to eight minutes with a 1-1 ration of water/liquid and rice.
Or follow my mom’s recipe by cooking the rice in the milk and stirring to create that characteristic creamy texture of a homey rice pudding.
The condensed milk makes the dessert decadent but can be replaced with sugar cane.
If you prefer a non-dairy option use only coconut milk. We recommend the Thai style.
Use cinnamon sticks instead of powdered cinnamon spice as the sticks provide more flavor.
When the rice is cooked, allow it to cool and refrigerate for a few hours. Cold pudding tastes much better. But it can be eaten warm. Calories: 234 kcal Carbohydrates: 46 g Protein: 4 g Fat: 4 g Saturated Fat: 3 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 10 mg Sodium: 48 mg Potassium: 187 mg Fiber: 1 g Sugar: 29 g Vitamin A: 114 IU Vitamin C: 11 mg Calcium: 106 mg Iron: 1 mg