Coconut and Cardamom Rice Pudding

You’ll love this creamy Coconut and Cardamom Rice Pudding made with coconut milk, sugar, ground cardamom and our Success® Basmati Rice.

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Coconut and Cardamom Rice Pudding

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins


  • 2 bags Success® Basmati Rice
  • 1 can (13.5 oz) coconut milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp rose water (optional)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios


Coco-NUTS for Rice Pudding

It’s hard to hide our enthusiasm for rice pudding! With so many unique ingredient combinations out there, how could we not get excited? From Chocolate Rice Pudding to Bourbon Raisin and Basmati Rice Pudding, the list seems endless. Despite so many options, this Coconut and Cardamom Rice Pudding is top of our list.

Truly one of a kind, this creamy classic has an uncommon mix of ingredients that join together flawlessly. To start, coconut milk gives this dish a bit of natural sweetness, along with sugar and golden raisins. Additionally, a pinch of ground cardamom adds some Indian flare, as well as a spicy, citrusy touch.

But that’s not all! A half a teaspoon of rose water adds a hint of floral notes. This key ingredient also helps bring out the incredible, aromatic essence of our Success® Basmati Rice.

Are your tastebuds salivating yet? If not, let us also mention that this rice pudding gets topped off with toasted sliced almonds and chopped pistachios. This dessert is crunchy, savory, creamy and sweet — what more could you want?

Go Bananas! (Or Mangos)

If you like fruit in your rice pudding, add a sliced banana or fresh mango to this recipe for an added boost of fruity goodness. Looking for a seafood option? Try our rice and shrimp.

  • Try this Coconut and Cardamom Rice Pudding recipe the next time you’re craving a delicious dessert. With a hint of rose water, citrusy cardamom, sweet coconut milk and toasted almonds, it’s a rich, complex dessert that’s sure to impress!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a heavy-bottomed, medium saucepan bring coconut milk, milk and sugar to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice, raisins, cardamom and rose water, if using. Cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Step 4

  • Spoon mixture into serving bowls and garnish with almonds and pistachios.