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Coconut Milk Rice

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword cinnamon, coconut, coconut milk, coconut milk rice dessert, how to make rice with coconut, milk, rice, rice pudding
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories 499 kcal


  • 1 ½ cups water 1 ½ cup water
  • 1 cup arborio rice 1 cup arborio rice
  • 1 cinnamon stick 1 5-inch cinnamon stick
  • 13.5 ounces unsweetened full-fat coconut milk 1 13.5 ounces unsweetened full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup whole milk 1 cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup of sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds removed
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • pinch of salt pinch of salt
  • 2 egg yolks 2 egg yolks slightly beaten


  1. Bring the water, milk, rice, and cinnamon stick to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, uncovered stirring occasionally until the water is almost absorbed, 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in coconut milk, sugar, vanilla bean seeds and bean, almond extract, butter, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook rice uncovered, stirring often until the mixture has thickened to almost a pudding-like consistency, 20 minutes. Remove from heat add the egg yolk. Mix well and transfer to a large bowl.

  4. Remove the cinnamon stick and vanilla bean. Keep the vanilla bean for another use discard the cinnamon stick. Serve lukewarm or cold.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Milk Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 499 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 106mg35%
Sodium 48mg2%
Potassium 339mg10%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.