Introduction: Exotic Milk Rice

As a child I loved eating milk rice with cacao, it was the best food in the evening. Now I wanted to try something different. The idea of a milk rice with coconut milk came to my mind. I also wanted to mix it with exotic fruits to get the summer feeling of an isolated island in the Caribbean.

Have fun with my Instructable. Let´s get started.


  • short grain rice (300 g)
  • coconut milk (800 ml)
  • water (300 ml)
  • powdered bourbon-vanilla (1 pack)
  • sugar
  • salt
  • desiccated coconut
  • pineapple
  • 2 bananas
  • mango

ingredients for 4 servings

Step 1: Mix the Ingredients

At first, mix water, the coconut milk, 3 tablespoons full of sugar and a pinch of salt in a pot. Turn on the stove, to a medium setting.

Step 2: Cook the Rice

Now add the rice. It needs to be simmered for about 15 minutes and constantly stirred to reach the right consistency.

Step 3: Add Flavour

After a while, you can see the rice is coming up. Now you have to add half a pack of powdered bourbon-vanilla-bean. Stirr it again till the whole liquid is absorbed by the rice.

Step 4: Prepare the Fruits

Now the exotic fruit party begins. Dice the pineapple, cut the mango and the two bananas.

Step 5: Convert Sugar Into Caramel Art

Before you plate the exotic milk rice, try some fancy caramel art. Heat some sugar in a pot, till it gets a light brown colour. After a while chilling, pour the caramel over a oiled spoon. If it has the right consistency you can pull strings and place it on the plate.

Step 6: Plate the Milk Rice Up

At the end, my favourite part of serving food happens. Plate the milk rice up to a beautiful plate. Apply the fruits and the caramel. Finish with some desiccated coconut und love (the chef at my workplace always added something green at the end - this was the love and completed the plate).

And now - enjoy your exotic milk rice and dream about long sand beaches, cocktails and summer vacation.

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