coconut milk and red rice pudding with mango and lime juice


We’ve just emerged from a Siberian cold snap that swept across Europe. They were calling it the “Beast from the East.”

From Radio France International – “As temperatures drop to as low as -10°C in the east of the country, the authorities have ordered 3,100 emergency accommodation places to be opened, 500 of them in Paris.

Police in Paris report that most homeless people have gone to shelters, apart from migrants, many of whom are unaware of the arrangements or may fear deportation.

The cold front has been dubbed “Moscow-Paris”, coming as it does from Russia, where the thermometer was expected to fall to -35°C in the centre of the country.

The authorities warned old people to stay indoors and parents to keep babies at home.

There were a few days when the sunshine was radiant and the sky was blue. I did enjoy wrapping up and walking vigorously to work. I felt like I was back in Canada, except there was no snow and the streets were clear.

So last Sunday, craving tropical fruit and rice pudding, I made this dessert. If you don’t have red rice (who does?), you can use regular rice or tapioca. I guess all rice puddings, and puddings in general, are what you call comfort food.


I also made some muffins. I love puttering in my kitchen, cooking and listening to the radio or podcasts.


Yum. This dessert is best when eaten warm. Don’t forget to sprinkle lime juice over it.

Here’s the recipe link below. I like that there’s not too much sugar in it. Two tips: use organic coconut milk with no preservatives in it, and make sure the rice is fully cooked. You can also use tapioca instead of rice (but that would be a different recipe.) I’ve also added Melissa Clark’s trad rice pudding with raisins. I’ve made it many times and it’s perfect.

2 thoughts on “coconut milk and red rice pudding with mango and lime juice

  1. You have hit my sweet spot with this one. I grew up loving tapioca pudding and it still reminds me of my Mother. I have not made it for years….but it is never too late to go back to the future…or maybe the other way around. I hope you are staying cozy during the Beast from the East. as far as music and podcasts are concerned…..if you have not bought an Amazon Dot or Echo, do yourself a favor. you can listen right out of the box, or Bluetooth it to a good small speaker. Our favorite Internet station these days is Venice Classic Radio.

    I also like TSF JAZZ

    We discovered this station while having lunch in a small bistro near the Palace Royale a few years ago. the music selections are impeccable…

    And, I regularly use my BBC Radio App on my Ipad for all sorts of programming. Not just music and news which you can get anywhere, but for their deep well of radio drama, documentaries and recorded Proms Concerts….anyway, that’s my story and I am sticking to it….:-)


    • Tapioca pudding … yum. My mother made ground rice pudding with golden raisins. And rice pudding baked in the oven. All very comforting.

      As I’m always looking for new podcasts and international radio stations, thanks for your suggestions. I do listen to TSF jazz, usually late at night (don’t know why.) Haven’t heard of Amazon Dot or Echo, I’ll look into it as I’ve been having Bluetooth problems lately.

      Completely changing the subject, saw this documentary last week. Very powerful.

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