Grilled peaches on coconut rice cream and pistachios
Pêches grillées sur crème de riz à la noix de coco et pistaches
When summer comes again, I just need to find new light and fresh desserts to use peaches, my favorite fruit. If you are like me, cannot get enough of them, here is another a cool recipe to try.
This recipe is quite versatile, you can also saute the peaches in a pan with a little butter and sugar. Personally I love to grill them, I think the flavor stands out more. Also, you can see the rice cream at the bottom of the dish to be a little dark, it’s just because I used coconut sugar which is naturally amber color. You can use regular sugar to get a snow white cream which I think is prettier in the plate. This dessert is also vegan which can be interesting for those who are lactose intolerant but can also be made using regular milk as well. For coconut milk, I used the light one which has 45 calories per servings and that comes in a large paper box, not the one in a can.
For the ice cream, I used a vanilla ice cream made with coconut milk that is delicious (usually I don’t like to advertise brands on this blog, but this one is really , on top of it, it has no added sugar, so if you are like me and that you don’t have a sweet tooth and no taste for sugar, this ice cream is perfect.
Ingredients for 2 people
For the rice cream
- 70 g white round rice
- coconut milk, one pint or more (depending on the rice absorption)
- 2 tbs coconut sugar (or more to taste)
- 1 vanilla bean, cut in half and scarped
For the peaches
- 2 large peaches, cut in 6 quarters
- 2 tbs raw unsalted pistachios
- vanilla ice cream made with coconut milk
- agave nectar or honey for drizzling
Start by cooking the rice. In a pot, add vanilla bean to milk and bring the mixture to a to a boil at medium temperature. Add rice and sugar and let cook the rice until tender at low temperature. Add milk if necessary and adjust sugar. stir once in a while ensuring the rice does not stick to the pot. When the rice is cooked, let it cool and mix in a blender to obtain a smooth cream. Place in the refrigerator.
In the meantime, grill peaches in a skillet or grill pan. Grill on both sides.
In a plate, place 3 tbs rice cream, top it with grilled peaches. Spoon ice cream in the middle, sprinkle with pistachios and agave nectar.
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