Rice with Alfonso Mangoes


  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 2 ripe Alfonso mangoes, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or coconut oil (optional)
  • Fresh mint leaves or shredded coconut for garnish (optional)

Rice with Alfonso Mangoes


  1. Prepare the Rice:

    • Rinse the Basmati rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain well.
    • In a saucepan, combine the rinsed rice, coconut milk, water, sugar, salt, and butter or coconut oil (if using).
    • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to low, cover the saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let it sit, covered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Prepare the Alfonso Mangoes:

    • While the rice is cooking, peel, pit, and dice the Alfonso mangoes. Set aside.
  3. Combine the Rice and Mangoes:

    • Once the rice is cooked and fluffy, gently fold in the diced Alfonso mangoes, being careful not to mash them.
  4. Serve:

    • Transfer the rice with Alfonso mangoes to a serving dish.
    • Garnish with fresh mint leaves or shredded coconut if desired.
    • Serve warm as a delicious side dish or dessert.

Rice with Alfonso Mangoes


  • For added flavor, you can infuse the coconut milk with a few strips of lemon or lime zest before cooking the rice.
  • Adjust the sweetness of the dish by adding more or less sugar according to your taste preference.
  • Feel free to add a squeeze of lime juice or a sprinkle of cardamom powder for extra flavor.

Rice with Alfonso Mangoes

Why You'll Love This Recipe:

  • Fresh and Tropical: The sweet and aromatic flavor of Alfonso mangoes adds a delightful tropical twist to this simple rice dish.
  • Creamy and Fragrant: Cooking the rice with coconut milk enhances its creaminess and imparts a rich, fragrant aroma that pairs beautifully with the sweetness of the mangoes.
  • Versatile: This dish can be served as a side dish alongside your favorite curry or grilled meats, or enjoyed on its own as a light and refreshing dessert.

Enjoy the taste of summer with this delicious Rice with Alfonso Mangoes recipe!