This Coconut Milk Rice with Mango is excellent at this time of the year. It already feels light and springy due to the mango used. But you can also eat it warm, which is nice for slightly colder evenings still. I served it at a get-together last weekend and everyone loved it and gobbled it up 🥰.
As per the usual, this recipe is super easy to make!! You simply roast a bit of milk rice in a tiny bit of coconut oil, then add coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla powder and let the rice simmer away. Then simply add some cut-up mango on top and voila! You have yourself a beautiful, easy dessert.
I absolutely love the vibrancy of the mango – that bright yellow – in these pictures. I added basil in order to provide some color contrast. What a lot of people do not know – basil and mango work incredibly well together. So, if you actually want to elevate this dish to the next level – add some chopped up basil to the mango and your taste buds will take you to whole new levels 🤩!
Why is this Coconut Milk Rice with Mango good for me?
Sweet, delicious, beautiful mango. I fell in love with this large stone fruit when I visited the Philippines 🥭. Ripe from the tree – mangoes are a delicious dream come true! There are countless varieties of mangoes, which, sadly, we do not see that many over here in Europe. Mangoes are high in vitamin C, A, E, and K, as well as copper, potassium, and magnesium. Both vitamin A and C are excellent for your immune system and help to prevent and fight off infections. Albeit mangoes tend to be fairly high in sugar, there are studies that indicate that eating fruit and veggies actually lowers the risk of diabetes. In fact, vitamin C and carotenoids (both present in mangoes) may prevent the on-set of diabetes altogether.
But it does not stop there! Mangoes are high in antioxidants concentrated in the flesh, peel, and even kernel. They are high in polyphenols, which protect our bodies against free radicals. Free radicals can amount to oxidative stress in the body, which is a huge contributor to a lot of common Western diseases. Mangoes contain an antioxidant called “mangiferin”. This antioxidant is considered fairly powerful and has been shown to reduce damage in relation to cancer, and diabetes in test-tube studies. Last but not least, both magnesium and potassium are great for your blood flow and can reduce blood pressure. This, in turn, is awesome for your heart health. You see – mango is not only super delicious but also incredibly nutritious! Dig in 😍!!
How can I adjust this Coconut Milk Rice with Mango to my Dietary Requirements?
This recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and nut-free. Due to the rice used as a grain in this recipe, it is, sadly, not paleo.
Other Dessert Recipes on the Blog
So many delicious desserts on the blog 😍. You know I love my desserts. I have chosen ones with a bit more fruit for this changing season:
- Strawberry Cheesecake Mini Dessert Cups
- Strawberry Rhubarb Pink Jello
- Coconut Chocolate Bites
- Mousse au Chocolate
- Strawberry Banana Muffins
And that is it for this week 🤗. I hope you enjoy this delicious, sweet, and easy dessert. As always, please let me know how you get on with the recipe. You can leave either comment and/or rate the recipe below. I love hearing from you!! Happy milk rice making everyone 🤩.