Coconut Lime Rice Pudding

Coconut Lime Rice Pudding

Coconut Lime Rice Pudding @createdbydiane.jpg

I wonder if there is a way to live on coconuts?

If there is, I think I could.

I could have coconut milk, coconut shavings, and toasted coconut….yeah that all sound good to me.

Let’s see, there would also be Mounds Candy Bars, those yummy Samoa Girl Scout Cookies and don’t let me forget coconut shrimp, coconut cream pie.

But I guess that wouldn’t be very filling, but it sure would be fun. Don’t you think?

So on my quest to have all things yummy and coconut-y I would have to add in this Coconut Lime Rice Pudding to my lovely list, and well if you are like me and love all things coconut, you will LOVE this.

Coconut Lime Rice Pudding.

Oh yes, all the yumminess of coconut and the tanginess of lime jumped into the pot of rice and… well, yes I could live on this forever! Not sure it would last more than a day because 2 minutes is all the time it took to have an empty bowl (or two, don’t tell) and then, I’d have to make another batch. So maybe you couldn’t live off of this but I know you will want to! Basmati rice is really one of my favorite rice. I use it in place of other varieties of rice often. I love how well it cooks up and that it isn’t extremely starchy. I like basmati rice when I make Mexican food, Chinese food and since I’ve used it in rice pudding and love the result, I can’t wait to try it when I’m making coconut rice. But coconut rice is for another day. This was my first time using RiceSelect Jasmati Riceยฎ it smells wonderful and tastes delicious. I can’t wait to use Jasmati Rice in other recipes. It has a wonderful light nutty taste and well to tell you the truth some days I think I could live on rice. Rice is so versatile and I really love rice with butter.



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4.29 from 21 votes

Coconut Lime Rice Pudding


  • 2-13 oz cans coconut milk
  • 1-12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup Rice Select Jasmati Rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut for topping


  • In large saucepan add milk and rice and salt.
  • Cook on medium heat for stirring until tender (about 25-30 minutes)
  • Milk will not be all absorbed.
  • Remove pan from stove.
  • Beat eggs with evaporated milk and sugar, along with lime and extracts.
  • Pour slowly while continually stirring into rice mixture. (stir quickly so the eggs don't curdle)
  • Stir in coconut.
  • Return to medium heat for 3 minutes and then pour into a casserole pan or serving dished to cool.
  • Top with toasted coconut. (toast coconut in a pan on medium low heat until golden)
  • Serve warm or let cool and refrigerate.

I really love rice pudding.

Here are three other versions I’ve made:

Pumpkin Rice Pudding

My mom’s deli style Rice Pudding Recipe

Baked Rice Pudding

coconut lime rice pudding @createdbydiane


I was compensated for this recipe from RiceSelect and BlogHer. All opinions are my own. Jasmati is a long grain American grown jasmine rice.


  1. 5 stars
    I love rice pudding! I’ve never heard of Jasmati–I presume it must be a cross between Basmati and Jasmine. I can’t wait to try your recipe, the addition of citrus & coconut sounds so refreshing. I also love your recipe for Baked Rice Pudding–thanks for sharing!

  2. I would use an organic chicken and wild rice with RiceSelect to make chicken soup – it is till chilly in the Midwest.

  3. I love rice pudding! It’s so creamy and delicious. And lime is one of my top fav flavorings. I guess I need to make this!!!

  4. My family adores rice served with a spicy chicken curry. Still warm and plumped, the grains of rice are delectable coated with the sauce from the curry!

  5. This looks so gorgeous and creamy. I’d use the rice in everything. We are a human resource rice-eating family, so we have it several times a week.

  6. Why not enjoy coconut everyday LOL! Coconut IS pretty fantastic in sweet and savory treats! Your rice pudding looks, and sounds fantastic! Take care, Terra

  7. What a delicious recipe! I would use the rice in my homemade veggie burgers mixed with chickpeas, spinach and walnuts.

  8. I would use it to make fried rice. I used to make that all the time with stir-fried veggies, but I haven’t tried it in ages. It’s so delicious I should dig that recipe out and try it again.

  9. Love, love, love rice pudding, it’s one of my favorite childhood dishes and it brings back many memories every time i make it! I’ve never heard of Jasmati rice but I’d be willing to give it a try in a delicious rice pudding!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I’m inspired to try an unconventional rice pudding. I am going to springboard off your recipe and make a pina colada flavored rice pudding! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I would use it to bring a variety of chicken meals to the table. we love chicken fried rice! and my kids love rice in general! I would also love to make orange chicken and rice!

  12. I would use it to make a curried rice and shrimp salad!
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  13. Thereโ€™s an orange chicken crock pot recipe I really want to try. I would love to try it with RiceSelect!

  14. We are big fans of rice pudding as well so I would probably make that as well. My kids also love breakfast rice so that’s another option.

  15. 2 stars
    Actually Jasmati Rice is our favorite rice & I use it when I make shrimp fried rice

  16. That rice pudding sounds yummy! Never made rice pudding but I think I need to give it a try! I like rice topped with teriyaki chicken.

  17. 5 stars

  18. I’d like to try it for dessert and make Rice Pudding – something I’ve never tried before.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. I’d like to cook this rice with cream and a bit of sugar and top with caramelized bananas and sliced strawberries.

  20. Most likely I would use it in rice pudding, but unlike you, I do not like coconut, so will stick with my recipe!

  21. It would be for dinner and maybe experiment with some type of rice pudding

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  22. I would make a spicy chicken, shrimp, and andoullie sausage gumbo and serve it over a big helping of Jasmati rice with some homemade biscuits – yum!

  23. Rice is one of my favorite foods …. I make rice pudding lots, and have made coconut rice pudding before . O would also use the rice for beds with my favorite Chinese recipes or Indian foods~

  24. I would use the rice for dinner…I would cook it in chicken broth and add some sauteed slivered almonds and onions.

  25. I’m not crazy about lime and coconut together but you’ve sold me on this one. I’d love to try more rice puddings, as I’d like to give my kids some healthier dessert options than their usual “ice cream, ice cream” demands. I wonder if a coconut rice pudding would work with toasted marshmallow . .. hmm.

  26. We eat a lot of stir fry dishes with rice and I want to try some of these varieties instead of our plain white rice.

  27. I would use the rice to make dessert. Something similiar to rice pudding but not quite. I would add steam it wrapped with banana leaf and coconut shavings.

  28. I would use the Jasmati Rice in a dessert. I like the idea of coconut pudding, but I would probably make it a chocolate coconut rice pudding for a delicious rich dessert.

  29. I would make dinner and it would be some chicken, onion and pineapple kabobs with the Rice Select Jasmati Rice

  30. 5 stars
    I would do a plain simple rice pudding as well as a dessert! ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I’m craving it ! ๐Ÿ™‚ cfingram @ gmail

  31. I like mixing rice with vegetarian chili, but I could just eat rice with a little butter. Mmmmm! De-lish!

  32. I love their rice and already use it in everything I make I swear by this stuff! I would definitely make some kind of Indian spicy dish for dinner!

  33. I would use it for breakfast like my Mom used to make==rice, brown sugar, cinnamon and raisins

  34. I’m with you. A bowl of hot rice with butter is sooooo good. My twist is sometimes I add ketchup to the rice and butter.

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