Slow-Cooker Coconut Brown Rice Pudding

Rice's natural starch (helped along with a bit of coconut milk) turns into creamy, surprisingly light rice pudding with sweet floral flavor[ from coconut water. Set out a toppings bar of dried fruits, toasted nuts, shredded coconut and seeds and let everyone personalize their own bowl.]

Total Time:
7 hr
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
45 min
Cook:
6 hr

Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Easy

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NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 cups coconut water
  • One 13.5-ounce can lite coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups short grain brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • Suggested toppings: diced fresh or dried mango and pineapple, fresh or frozen and thawed raspberries, toasted shaved coconut chips, chopped crystallized ginger
Directions

Mist a 5-to-6-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Mix the coconut water, coconut milk, 1 1/2 cups water, sugar, vanilla and salt in the bowl of the slow cooker until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the rice and cook on high 4 hours or low for 5 to 6 hours.

Uncover, stir well and let stand 15 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in the butter. Continue to cool, stirring, until warm. Stir in the lime zest. Serve warm or chill until cold. Top as desired.

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Cook's Note: To cool your rice pudding faster, spread the pudding on a rimmed baking sheet and place in the refrigerator until cool, about 10 minutes.

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