Coconut Rice Frushi
Recipe type: Snack or Dessert
Cuisine: Asian inspired
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Serves: 16
 
Ingredients
  • 11⁄4 cups water
  • 1 cup short grain or sushi rice, rinsed until the water runs clear 1⁄4 cup coconut milk
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 T shredded coconut (optional)
  • Variety of cut up fruits: banana, peach, raspberries, mango Vanilla yogurt to dip the frushi if desired
  • Parchment paper or silicone mat
Instructions
  1. Rinse the sushi rice several times to remove all the starch.
  2. Bring the water and rice, combined, to a boil in a saucepan, stirring a bit every 1-2 minutes until the
  3. water comes to a boil, then immediately turn down to a simmer and cover for 15-20 minutes until the water is gone and the rice is plump. It should not be too firm when you taste-test it, but also not too mushy. Check every 6-8 minutes or so to ensure the rice isn't burning.
  4. Once the rice is done, pour into a bowl with the coconut milk, sugar, and dash of salt. Mix to combine, then cover and let rest and cool for 20 minutes.
  5. At this point, you should be able to gather the rice together into a little roll by scooping with a spoon and forming into an oval shape. If the sushi is too loose - I recommend re-heating it to reduce the liquid. Coconut milk's consistency can vary from brand to brand, so it is possible there is too much liquid (this was the case when we made the recipe.) So if you reheat, just be sure to give another cool- down period before your children work with it. As I mentioned in the post, letting the mixture cool in the fridge for several hours or overnight will yield the best results.
  6. I recommend using parchment paper or a silicone mat to place the fruity rolls on, as they can be sticky to remove. Form the rolls and have your kids help to decorate them, you can use a dab of honey to help the fruit stick if needed.
  7. Place in the finished rolls in the fridge to cool for a 15 minutes (if your kids will wait!)
  8. The sticky rice mixture will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.
  9. Enjoy!
Recipe by Noms with Moms at http://nomswithmoms.com/snacks/coconut-rice-frushi/