MMMmonday - Lime Coconut Rice Pudding

I can honestly say that I don't alter this recipe in any way... and I LUV it!  It's good served warm or cold... I especially like it chilled on a hot day!

I first found this recipe at the Charleston Wine and Food festival and it's so easy and great to make
You can also find it here on the Mahatma Rice website (picture there too)


1 cup Mahatma® Jasmine Rice
2 cans (13 to 14 oz each) light unsweetened coconut milk
2 1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp fresh lime zest
toasted sweetened flaked coconut, for garnish


In a bowl, soak rice in water for 20 minutes. Drain.

In a 3-quart heavy saucepan, bring coconut milk, milk, sugar and rice to a gentle boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and add lime zest. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Sprinkle with toasted coconut, if desired.