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!

Delicious!

6 comments:

  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!

    http://juniakk.blogspot.com/2011/09/rice-bloghop-veggie-kimbap-with-korean.html

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

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  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! :)

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  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 ;-).

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

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