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Senegalese Sombi: An Easy Coconut Rice Pudding

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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.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Senegalese
Servings 4
Calories 213 kcal


  • 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


  • In a pot, boil the rice with two cups of water, until it is soft.
  • 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.
  • Add the rice and salt and continue cooking and stirring for 5 minutes.
  • Chill in the refrigerator and serve with coconut chips on top of the pudding.


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.