Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tropical Rice - Apricots and Mango

This recipe screams SUMMER and is a great way to use up some excess tropical fruit. I had ordered a case of apricots from Bountiful  Baskets and I was able to use up a few apricots in this filling recipe.


3 cups brown rice, washed, uncooked.
Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for frying (do not preheat)
1 small white onion sliced
2 Cinnamon Sticks(or powder)
6 (crushed pods, remove casing) Cardamom
5 cups water (and salt to taste) OR vegetable broth
1 diced mango 4-6 diced and pitted apricots
1 tsp Turmeric
Sliced Almonds
1 cup sliced mushroom, if desired Shaved coconut, if desired


 In a wok or thick pot, add oil and quickly add cinnamon and cardamom.

When aromatic, add onion and stir well. When onion is mostly tranclucent, add rice and vegetable broth.

Bring to a boil. When boiling, reduce to medium/low heat to keep a strong simmer.

Add turmeric (and salt if you used water).

Simmer for 20 minutes, ensuring you have enough liquid at all times.

When liquid is mostly absorbed, add fruit and mushroom (Most mushroom is a GREAT vitamin D!). Stir well.

Cover with roasted or raw sliced almonds. If you need to, you can toast/roast your almonds either in a dry heavy pan for 2-3 minutes or in your oven at 425 for 4 minutes.

Served with Coconut Curried Cabbage (Triple C!)


  1. I have never heard of a recipe like this one. Definitely interesting and flavorful!

  2. I've never tried a sweet rice like this. It sounds yummy (I like mango!) I tweeted!

  3. YUM! I love a fast and easy way to jazz up ordinary rice.

  4. That looks delicious! I have never tried a rice pudding like this!!

  5. Oh yum this sounds delicious - I do love anything with fruit in :) x

  6. I love recipes with really strong flavors. I'll have to try this one. Sound unique and delicious!

  7. This does sound really good. I've never tried anything like this before. I'm also always looking for easy quick recipes and actually bought a new cookbook today. May give your recipe a shot.


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