Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Madagascar Pink Sticky Rice w/ Vanilla Bean and Raspberries

So this recipe was made in the summer and we just never got around to posting it! We received a generous helping of rice samples from "Lotus Foods" and we were especially intrigued by the "Madagascar Pink Rice". A lady I worked with is from the Philippines and she was talking about a sweet sticky rice dessert she makes with coconut milk and mango. I didn't have any mango, but I had raspberries and vanilla bean! There is such a HUGE difference between vanilla extract and vanilla bean. If I'm making something vanilla flavoured now, it's gotta be with vanilla bean. Try it in your next vanilla concoction, you'll see.

2 cups cooked rice
1 can coconut milk
2 tbsp syrup (agave or maple)
pinch of salt
1 vanilla bean pod

Combine all ingredients in a pot. Bring to a boil and then simmer until thick and creamy (about 15 minutes). Spoon into glasses and top w/ raspberries and shredded coconut. Let chill before serving.

Sticky Rice in it's natural habitat

Juicy berries!

Check out that creamy texture!



  1. ahhh this looks SOO good!!! i've been eating something similar for breakfast, only with quinoa (instead of rice) and a splash of almond milk! i really need to try getting vanilla beans... every time i look at them, they call my name, but they are so expensive! 14 dollars!

    and you should totally submit this recipe to our #ricelove bloghop so others can find your post :D. have a great day!


  2. I have yet to try vanilla bean, but I have heard it gives desserts an awesome rich taste. This looks delicious!

  3. Sticky rice with mango and coconut is ubiquitous at the squillions of Thai restaurants here in Australia. I've always preferred raspberries to mangoes, though, so I love your version! :)

  4. Yum, yum, I love sticky rice. Although I haven't ever had any as good as what I remember from the Philippines. It's an old memory so it might not be quite accurate ;-).

  5. Wonderful recipe to showcase pink rice! This will be great for our son's Madagascar project.

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