Pineapple Coconut Rice Pudding With Saffron #SundaySupper

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Coconut rice pudding with pineapple & saffron. Good old-fashioned rice pudding with a touch of the tropics.  I really hit jackpot with this dish and it tastes heavenly!! My Sunday Supper team is doing a “Cooking Low and Slow ” theme this week. Mmmm…. all those flavors enhanced by slow cooking!! I decided to make my coconut rice pudding in the slow cooker for this event  and I thought I would add some pineapple to it.  The combination of sweet pineapple with creamy coconut milk was pure magic! It transformed my lovely coconut rice pudding into a gourmet rice pudding! I added a few strands of saffron to it which gave it nice golden glow and added a subtle flavor which enhanced the coconut rice pudding! Topped with some crunchy toasted coconut the pudding was perfect and  guess what: it tastes better the next day when the pineapple and saffron flavors have soaked in. I may try a couple other fruits but I doubt it will taste as good as this pineapple coconut rice pudding !

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Pineapple Coconut Rice Pudding

Serves 8-10
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot


  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 4 Cups coconut milk
  • 2 Cups pineapple (fresh or canned)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (or coconut flakes)
  • 1 Tsp coconut oil


Use nut butter instead of coconut cream to get a creamy texture !


Cut pineapple into small bits or shreds.
Cook pineapple, rice and coconut milk in a slow cooker/crockpot for 4 hours. Check every hour and stir it to ensure it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot.
After 4 hours, add sugar, coconut cream , coconut oil and saffron strands and cook another 15 minutes.
Toast coconut flakes on a dry pan till golden brown.
Serve coconut rice pudding hot or cold with a generous serving of toasted coconut.

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  1. I´m a very big fan of rice pudding, and could eat the whole batch myself. That pineapple sounds so good in it, and there´s fresh pineapple right now at the market. Wonderful recipe Suni!

  2. I love rice pudding! A tropical version sounds so good to me.

  3. Oh my goodness Sue! You made me think of my dad. He loved coconut and rice pudding. I will have to make this in his honor.

  4. This looks mouth-watering. This is perfect for a good weekend supper with the family.

  5. I\’m mad at myself for not buying coconut cream when I was at the store yesterday! This dish is so perfect!! I love it!!

  6. I’m a huge fan of rice pudding and this looks and sounds absolutely divine Sue! I have never tried pineapple in rice pudding…so making this tomorrow. I know my whole family is going to love it!

  7. Sue, I LOVE rice pudding, and wow, it does look like a little piece of heaven! What a great recipe, and the saffron is such an unexpected touch… 😉

  8. I love rice pudding but have never had it with these tropical flavors!! I looks amazing!!

  9. Beautifully done! The toasted coconut topping is calling to me!!! YUM!

  10. I don’t know why I’ve never thought to add a coconut-twist to rice pudding…because we make quite a lot of it here (it’s my hubby’s favorite). This sounds amazing – and it’s so beautiful, too.

  11. Comfort food + tropics = Perfect ! I love the combination of flavors and textures in this dish, and am so excited over these creative ways of using my slow cooker !! Have a great week, Sue !

  12. My mom makes rice pudding all the time and my kids love it. This is a neat recipe with the pineapple and coconut! We will have to try this out.

  13. I love rice pudding! What a great idea to make it with coconut milk!

  14. Hubby loves rice pudding and is always asking me to make some. I love the flavour combo of this one.

  15. it’s really fit for my breakfast and dinner as well 😀
    you’ve mixed them really good between rice and coconut into pudding… I like this recipe :)

  16. Can I make it with sugar too? What do you think? I try to live without any sugar. You know what? I’ll try it!

  17. * WITHOUT sugar

  18. This looks pretty and sounds easy to make.

  19. Looks very delicious! I will definitely try this one! Pineapple is like my most favorite fruit. Hopefully, I can find all the ingredients today. Thank you for sharing!

  20. Wow, your recipe for making rice pudding is really fantastic. This is perfect for making at home and will definitely loved by all family members. Thanks for such a great recipe with us.

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