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Mango and lime rice pudding

Zesty mango-lime rice pudding, a refreshing twist for a healthy treat.

A jar filled with rice pudding, topped with mango, sitting on a blue plate
A jar filled with rice pudding, topped with mango, sitting on a blue plate

If you’re craving a dessert that’s both cosy and refreshing, look no further than this mango and lime rice pudding, opens in a new tab.  

There’s very little prep needed for this recipe, with most of the time taken up by cooking this delectable dessert low and slow. Plus, the addition of mango and lime will boost your daily fruit intake in a delicious way.  

In addition to being a great source of vitamin C, opens in a new tab, mangoes contain vitamin A, folate and are high in fibre, which is beneficial for lowering your risk of colon cancer and heart disease, and can help with weight management.  

Try out this dish at your next dinner party or make it as a treat for a decadent brunch this summer.  


Serves: 6

Time: 55 minutes 

  • 1 cup rice (arborio or white) 

  • 400ml litre milk of choice (can be made with dairy free alternatives such as oat milk) 

  • 1/4 cup sugar (if wishing to reduce refined sugar, opt for using rapadura sugar or monkfruit sweetener) 

  • 3 mangoes 

  • 1 lime, zest and cut into 6 wedges 

  • 3 tablespoons chipped or shredded coconut 


  1. 1

    Put rice, milk and sugar into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook uncovered for 40 minutes. Cool. 

  2. 2

    Place the coconut in a frying pan and toast over a medium heat. Stir and toss the pan so that the coconut toasts evenly and cook until golden in colour. It will smell nice and toasty. 

  3. 3

    Cut both cheeks off the mangoes, use a spoon to scoop the flesh out of the skin in one piece. Cut the remaining mango flesh from the stone. Cut the mango into slices. 

To serve To serve, place a dollop of rice pudding in a bowl or cup, top with mango slices, toasted coconut, lemon zest and a lime wedge.  

Optional: sprinkle some crushed pistachios on top for extra crunch. 

Allergy information 

Contains dairy, nuts, FODMAPs. 

The recipe in this article has been adapted from an original recipe by No Money No Time, opens in a new tab, supported by nib foundation. No Money No Time is a web-based personalised nutrition platform helping Australians to adopt healthy eating behaviours. 

Looking for more delicious, healthy recipes? We’ve partnered with nutritionists and dietitians to create an exclusive range of meal ideas. Check out our dedicated recipe page, opens in a new tab for more. 

Please note: The tips throughout this article serve as broad information and should not replace any advice you have been given by your medical practitioner.  

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