Hello lovelies, I’m happy to present 2 more recipes in cooperation with Alnatura to you this time with the delicious Alnatura Basmati Rice. We keep it exotic after testing the Coco-Drink (you can find the recipes here). Exotic suits us well, we really like Asian Food and rice is always a part of it. Did you know that Basmati in Hindi means “fragrance”? And so basmati rice is often called fragrant rice. It is a distinctly aromatic rice actually originated in Afghanistan. Basmati is regarded as the most precious kind of rice worldwide and the best and most nutrient kinds are from India and Pakistan.
Basmati Rice from Alnatura comes from India and is cultivated according to organic guidelines. I was creative with this tasty rice that develops a delicate fragrance once cooked. At first I made rice donuts that are not only fun to look at, but also really tasty and versatile due to the many different topping possibilities. Of course my kids enjoyed them very much.
And this is what you need:
(for approx. 8 donuts)
1 donut mold
250 gr Basmati Rice from Alnatura
Avocado-basil - sesame
tomato - cashew mozzarella - basil
Mango - berries - mint – edible flowers – chocolate creme
Balsamico - oil
Coconut yogurt - berries
Soy sauce - sesame
Cook the basmati rice according to the packet instructions. Let it cool off. Grease the donut mold with coconut oil. Put the rice into the mold and press on well.
Turn the mold around and now the rice donuts should detach easily. Cover as you please and enjoy them with dips.
Don’t they look amazing? I’m sure your family, especially the kids will be amazed and decorating the rice donuts with your loved ones is lots of fun for everybody. They are healthy and especially tasty now on a warm summer evening – and sweet rice donuts are the perfect dessert to go along!
The second recipe is a tasty parfait that you can easily create with the remaining rice.I’m not quite sure how you handle it but I tend to always cool too much rice and therefore I’m grateful for any ideas what to do with all the left over rice. I was inspired to create this parfait by sticky rice with mango, that we ate a lot in Thailand and that I liked very much.
Here is the recipe:
- 250 gr basmati rice
- 10 Tbsp coconut milk full fat
- 5 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 Tbsp bourbon vanilla
- 2 Mangos
- 10-15 strawberries
- Toppings like granola berries
- Cool the rice according to the package instructions (or use leftover rice)
- Let cool off and than mix with 6-8 Tbsp coconut milk
- Add 2-3 Tbsp maple syrup (depending how sweet you like it) and add vanilla
- Put in 4 jars
- Peel the mango and puree the fruit flesh
- Add on top of the rice
- Wash the strawberries, cut the green stem and puree with 3-4 Tbsp coconut milk and 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
- Add to the jars
- Top with granola and fresh berries - serve chilled
You can enjoy this parfait for breakfast, as a snack or even a dessert. And I recommend to eat all layers together, so that the delicious taste of the delicate basmati rice, the sweet mango and the coconut strawberries come into their own.
Have you participated in the giveaway? You can win a whole package full of amazing Alnatura products– I have added all my favorites for you! The package contains the Coco-Drink, Basmati Rice, cashew butter, maple syrup, chia seeds and much more. Two of you have the chance to win this amazing package, all you have to do is comment on my Instagram post and let me know what your favorite Alnatura products is. Good luck everyone!
*This post is a paid partnership with Alnatura – the recipes and my opinion are my own.
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