Coconut and Cardamom Rice Pudding

Try this Creamy Coconut, Cardamom & Pistachio Rice Pudding made with coconut milk, sugar, ground cardamom and our Success® Basmati Rice.

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Servings SERVES 6


  • 2 bags Success® Basmati Rice
  • 1 can (13 ½ oz.) light coconut milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp rose water, optional
  • ¼ cup toasted sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup pistachios, chopped


  • Try this Coconut and Cardamom Rice Pudding recipe for your next dessert challenge and enjoy a hint of rose water, citrusy cardamom spice, sweet coconut milk, and toasted almonds.

    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 5 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice, raisins, cardamom, and rose water, if desired, and cook 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Step 4

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

Coco-NUTS for Rice Pudding

It’s hard to hide our enthusiasm for rice pudding. And with so many unique ingredient combinations out there, how could we not get excited? From Chocolate Rice Pudding to banana kiwi, the list is endless, but standing high on our list has to be this Coconut and Cardamom Rice Pudding.

Truly one of a kind, this creamy classic has an uncommon mix of ingredients that join together flawlessly. To start, coconut milk gives it 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. Crunchy, savory, creamy and sweet – what more could you want?

Go Bananas! (Or Mangos)

Like some more fruit in your rice pudding? Add a sliced banana or fresh mango to this recipe for an added boost of fruity goodness.