I'm definitely a dessert person and what's more... I'm definitely a 'coconut person' ;) I just love coconut. It's such a nice flavour and it goes well with so many things - both meats, veges and fruits. It's great in sweet and savoury dishes. There aren't many ingredients which would be so versatile... but back to today's recipe - I had half a can of coconut milk in the fridge and had to use it sooner rather than later - hence this very simple and so delicious dessert. I made the rice, Hubby had an idea with the sauce.
How to make it...
- 1 glass white rice (I used long grain and it worked perfectly)
- 1 glass water
- 1,5 glass coconut milk
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar
- can of strawberries (I always have canned strawberries as fresh ones are very expensive here - around EUR 12.00 for 1 kg!)
- 1 banana
Cook the rice in water, coconut milk with a pinch of salt and sugar. Your rice should be very sticky - like pudding. Put the rice aside (cool if you like or serve hot - we tried both ways and both are delicious!). Blend canned strawberries with all the juice and a banana till smooth. Place your coconut rice in serving bowls and pour over the fruit juice.
We used mixture of strawberries and banana, as that's what we actually had, but I would guess that pineapples, oranges, peaches etc. would work great as well.