Senegalese Sombi: An Easy Coconut Rice Pudding

Sombi is a senegalese and very easy coconut rice pudding to make that can serve as a cool summertime dessert as well as a comforting cold weather treat.

Senegalese Sombi: An Easy Coconut Rice Pudding

Sombi (Senegalese coconut rice pudding), is my favorite type of rice pudding. It is a very easy coconut rice pudding to make and is traditionally served warm, however in the warmer months it can also be served cold. Let me tell you why I serve it cold sometimes and how to make it.

So here is a little confession. This year, I have 5 weddings to attend, and I’m going to be a bride’s maid in two of them. While I am excited to share in the joy of wedding day fun and I am absolutely honored to be a bride’s maid for my friends, I am kinda nervous about  the dresses I will be wearing. I really want to put my best foot forward, and not look like a stuffed sausage in my dresses, so I’m looking a little carefully at what I eat. Its starting to get warm outside, and ice cream is my typical cool off treat, but it usually shows up on my arms, legs and face when I’ve been cooling off with my favorite summer treat (why can’t it just show on my hair). Since yogurt doesn’t always cut it as an ice cream alternative for me, I decided to try this Senegalese favorite as a cold treat and it absolutely worked. This is by no means similar to ice cream, but if you are looking for a cool yet comforting treat this summer that is better for your waistline and really quick to make, then this is it.

Senegalese Sombi: An Easy Coconut Rice Pudding
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Senegalese Sombi: An Easy Coconut Rice Pudding
Sombi is a senegalese and very easy coconut rice pudding to make that can serve as a cool summertime dessert as well as a comforting cold weather treat.
Calories: 213 kcal
Author: Yummy Medley
Ingredients
  • 1 cup medium grain rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • A handful of coconut chips optional
Instructions
  1. In a pot, boil the rice with two cups of water, until it is soft.
  2. In a separate saucepan, bring the coconut milk, coconut cream, and brown sugar to a gentle boil over low-medium heat. Stir continuously for 5 minutes until the sugar is dissolved completely.
  3. Add the rice and salt and continue cooking and stirring for 5 minutes.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator and serve with coconut chips on top of the pudding.
Recipe Notes
If you want to serve this recipe warm, replace the coconut cream with coconut milk, and add an additional cup of coconut milk. Serve straight from the pot warm.

 

Senegalese Sombi: An Easy Coconut Rice Pudding - rice pudding in a cup with coconut flakes

11 Comments

  1. Chrissy

    April 16, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Ha- I totally agree! Fro yo is NOT ice cream. I’d take rice pudding over that ice cream-wannabe any day!

    Reply
    • Ms. Yum

      April 16, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      Great to know you agree Chrissy!

      Reply
  2. ChiO

    April 17, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Love the teacup and saucer but the pudding even more!

    Reply
  3. ify@eatingnigerian

    April 18, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Lol @ why cant it show on my hair! I share your pain! 🙂 This pudding looks delish! Definitely a recipe to try! 🙂

    Reply
    • Ms. Yum

      April 21, 2015 at 12:02 am

      Thanks Ify!

      Reply
  4. Faith

    April 24, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    This looks divine!

    Reply
    • Ms. Yum

      April 30, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      Thanks Faith! You should try it.

      Reply
  5. Weybey

    May 18, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    this looks so good. And I’ve been looking for healthier options than ice cream, lol! I’m definitely gonna try it!

    Reply
  6. Onyiigeorge

    August 20, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    This is really creative, I just gave your card to a co-worker for the lentil recipe , hope is here

    Reply
  7. Kelly

    February 21, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    How many people does this serve?

    Reply
    • Ms. Yum

      March 6, 2016 at 10:13 am

      Hi Kelly!!! I would say about 5-7 people, depending on how much you love rice pudding.

      Reply

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