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Tropical Rice Pudding

No recipe image available.Creamy rice pudding topped with crushed pineapple and toasted coconut.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup uncooked rice
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 large eggs, separated
1 cup half-and-half (light cream)
1/2 cup granulated sugar - divided use
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (16-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut, toasted

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine rice, butter, salt, milk and 2 cups water in large saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Beat egg yolks; add half and half. Stir into rice mixture. Add 1/4 cup sugar and vanilla; cook 3 minutes. Cool.
  2. Beat egg whites with remaining 1/4 cup sugar until stiff but not dry; fold into pudding.
  3. Spoon into serving dish. Spread pineapple over top; sprinkle with coconut. Serve chilled.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of the USA Rice Federation.