Dark Cherry and Coconut Rice Pudding

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $0.70
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1/2 cupBasmati Rice
1 cupFrozen Cherries
2 cupsLight Coconut Milk
1 cupWater
2-3 tbspHoney or Maple Syrup
1Cinnamon Stick and Star Anise Pod (optional)


  1. Add all your ingredients into a pot and place over medium heat. Once it begins to simmer, cover with lid and reduce heat.
  2. Stir often so it does not stick to the bottom.
  3. Cook for about 30 minutes or until the rice is very soft and begins to break apart. Add more liquid if necessary.
  4. Serve warm or cold.
Coconut Milk Directions
  1. To make your own coconut milk, add 1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut and 2 cups of hot water in a blender and let sit for about 5 minutes.
  2. Carefully blend, placing a dish towel over the opening as to let the steam escape.
  3. Blend until well processed and strain through a sieve or cheese cloth.
  4. Allow the coconut milk to chill in the fridge. The fat will float to the top, so for a lighter version you may choose to skim the fat off.


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