Coconut, rum & raisin rice pudding in a bowl

Coconut, rum & raisin rice pudding

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 6-8

Toast rice in brown butter, cook in coconut cream and lace with rum and raisin syrup to make this rice pudding. It's a world away from school-dinner versions

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving (8)

  • kcal678
  • fat42g
  • saturates30g
  • carbs59g
  • sugars42g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 50g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 150g short-grain pudding rice
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 2 x 400ml cans coconut milk
    Coconut milk in a glass, with half a coconut

    Coconut milk

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    Coconut milk is not the slightly opaque liquid that flows from a freshly opened coconut –…

  • 300ml double cream, plus a little extra
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the rum & raisin syrup

  • 150ml spiced rum
    Dark rum cocktail with a lime slice



    Rum is a type of spirit based on sugar cane. First produced in the 1600s on slave plantations in…

  • 100g muscovado sugar
  • 100g raisins


  1. For the rum & raisin syrup, tip all the ingredients into a large saucepan and heat gently over a low heat for 5 mins, or until the sugar has dissolved and created a syrup and the raisins have plumped up. Tip into a bowl, cover and set aside.

  2. In the same saucepan (there’s no need to clean it) melt the butter over a medium heat until sizzling, then scatter over the rice and toast in the hot butter until the butter is just starting to brown. Stir in the sugar, then pour over the coconut milk, cream and vanilla. Bring to a simmer and continue to cook gently for 40-45 mins until the rice is tender, adding a splash more cream if it becomes too thick.

  3. To serve hot, stir a third of the rum & raisin syrup through the pudding and spoon the rest over the top. To serve cold, leave the pudding to cool, then chill in the fridge to firm up so that you can serve it in scoops with the rum & raisin syrup spooned over.

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