Rice Pudding with Mandarin Orange {Recipe}

rice pudding with mandarin orange

This creamy and lightly sweetened pudding is sure to be enjoyed by the whole family. The toasted coconut creates a delicate crunch and the Mandarin wedges add a little extra sweetness and vitamin C. Who says desserts can’t be low in sugar and healthy?

rice pudding with mandarin orange

Yield: 4-6 servings

Rice Pudding with Mandarin Orange

Rice Pudding with Mandarin Orange
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 Cup (500 mL) Milk
  • 1 Cup (250 mL) Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk Regular
  • 1 Small Club House Cinnamon Stick and Club House Ground Cinnamon (for garnish)
  • 1 Cup (250 mL) Thai Kitchen Jasmine Rice
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Club House Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) Billy Bee Honey
  • 1 Mandarin Orange, peeled and pulled into segments to garnish
  • Toasted coconut to garnish


1. Place the milk, coconut milk and cinnamon stick into a saucepan and bring to a gentle boil.

2. Add the rice, vanilla and honey. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

3. While the rice is cooking, heat a small pan to medium heat and gently toast the coconut until it is slightly golden brown.

4. Once rice is cooked and mixture is creamy, approximately 15 minutes, transfer to a bowl and garnish with the mandarin orange pieces, some cinnamon and toasted coconut.


TIP: Use leftover rice from the main course or the day before to save time and give the dish a creamier texture. Adjust cooking time accordingly

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

50 responses to “Rice Pudding with Mandarin Orange {Recipe}”

  1. This is different! and sounds so tasty!

  2. I love a good rice pudding and although I have neber tried making it with coconut milk I bet this is delicious. I like mandarin oranges, but I might try bananas. This you know would maake a nice breajfast too!

  3. This looks wonderful. Simple and delicious. I’m pinning it for later.

  4. mmm it been forever since i have had rice pudding but have never had it with Mandarin orange before. looks delicious. i will give it a try. thanks for the recipe

  5. My Mom used to always make rice pudding. I haven’t had it since I’m a kid. This recipe sounds delicious.

  6. I love the sound of this will try next week

  7. I love the sounds of this – I have never tried making rice pudding with coconut milk before!

  8. This looks goooooooood! I love rice pudding and coconut!


  9. Mmm, I just recently tried rice pudding and I love it. I am sure i would love this recipe too!

  10. Yum! I love rice pudding!

  11. Made this for the grandkids yesterday morning and they ate it all up

  12. i think this is a wonderful recipe and I can’t wait to try it. Thank you so much.

  13. This sounds like a delicious recipe. I’m always looking for a nice healthy dessert recipe.

  14. I like rice pudding but have never tried it with anything but a bit of sugar

  15. I’ve only tried rice pudding once, looked nothing like your picture, lol. I bet yours tasted much better.

  16. This would be a good treat for my Mom. She was diagnosed with Celiac disease and misses good “treats.”

  17. I like how fresh the orange slices make this

  18. I REALLY want to try this recipe! Sounds delicious.

  19. I’d like to try this one.

  20. big fan of rice pudding so I know I will enjoy this!!! Thanks

  21. I have tried this recipe and it is delicious! Great job on the combination of flavours! I vote for it each day in the Thai Kitchen Canada Recipe Contest! All around wonderful recipe!

  22. This sounds delicious! I’ve made rice pudding before, but I don’t know why I’ve never though to use coconut milk! yum!

  23. I’ve never tried rice pudding before but think it would be great to try it with this recipe. Sounds delicious!

  24. I’m afraid that I don’t like rice pudding nor coconut so this wouldn’t be for me. I know my daughter in Australia cooks a lot with coconut milk but I think that might be due to her husband who’s French/Vietnamese

  25. This sounds really good! I have never made or had rice pudding and was always skeptical at the idea, but it sounds delicious!

  26. What a perfect dish to create out of boring leftover rice and I’m a big coconut fan. It really does look so delicious. I love how all your recipe photos are so fresh & clear.

  27. I have never had rice pudding before. It looks delicious

  28. I love rice pudding and have wondered what it would be like made with coconut milk.

  29. This looks so good! My family would love it! Thanks for the recipe!

  30. never used Orange before but I make rice pudding for hubby and myself.

  31. I would love to have a bowl of this right now.

  32. For some reason I have never been a fan of rice pudding, perhaps because whilst having school dinners another child poured a whole salt shaker on my rice pudding! So far there’s only been one time that I’ve enjoyed it and that was a special rice pudding (Ris a l’amande) that I had at Christmas whilst living in Denmark.

  33. This looks so delicious and refreshing–I will have to try it soon!

  34. I love rice pudding!

  35. I love how quick and easy this is to make. I have some jasmine rice and didn’t know what to do with it. Now I know!

  36. Sharing on my FB for my friends

  37. My Mom loves this tasty dish

  38. Rice pudding is one of my all-time favorites. It is definitely comfort food in my books. It also brings back some fond childhood memories and my mom’s love for cooking. Thanks for sharing.

  39. yummy i love rice pudding , never thought about mandarin oranges , i think i will make that today since i have the mandarin oranges , look sand sounds delish , thanks for the idea 🙂

  40. Yummy \i love the look of this one

  41. I love rice pudding, though I usually use almond milk instead of regular – I might try this out with that little substitution.

  42. Its also delicious with strawberries

  43. Simple and delicious,my kinda dish

  44. I LOVE RICE PUDDING!Using coconut milk is genious! Off to the store right now,lol!

  45. I love how quick and easy this is to put together

  46. A delicious and healthful dessert.I love colour combination.

  47. I love rice pudding but never had it with mandarin oranges , sounds so tasty , thanks for sharing 🙂

  48. This looks so delicious and i wish i had it right now!

  49. This sounds like a great recipe, the only thing is that I don’t like rice pudding, so I’ll just have the mandarin pieces please. 🙂

  50. I have never had rice pudding before. It looks delicious, I will give this recipe a try.

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