Coconut Rice with Mangoes

dessert rice

This simple dessert of coconut rice with mangoes is a bit different than your normal dessert. It’s sweet and creamy and is a great way to end a meal with a lot of spice.

Check out our previous post  on where we learned about this if you missed it on our experience with Asha Gomez.

Level of Difficulty: Easy Time Required: Prep Time – 5 min; Cook Time – 30 min


1 cup basmati rice

2 cups water

2 cardamom pods, crushed (or ground cardamom if you can’t find the pods)

2 whole star anise


1/2 can coconut milk

1/4 cup sugar

2 cups mango, diced


Preparing the coconut rice with mangoes:

In a medium pot, add rice, water, cardamom, star anise and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer, cover and cook for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, turn off burner, keep covered and let rice steam for 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, dice the mangoes. Pour coconut milk into a small pot over medium heat. Add the sugar and stir to incorporate.

dessert rice

When the rice is done, fluff with a fork. Add to a plate, spoon over the coconut milk mixture. Top with mangoes and drizzle with honey.

dessert rice



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