With tropical flavors, these refreshing frozen treats will help beat the summer heat in a very delicious way.
Beat the heat with these tropical popsicles made with Minute® Rice.
Heat rice according to package directions.
In a large measuring cup, stir together rice, coconut milk and honey until blended. Stir in pineapple and coconut.
Divide mixture among four, 1/2-cup popsicle molds. Freeze for 4-6 hours, or until completely frozen.
If desired, add 1/4 tsp vanilla extract or almond extract in Step 2.
For piña colada–flavored popsicles, add 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice and a 1/2 teaspoon of rum extract in Step 2.
Fresh, frozen or canned pineapple can all be used for this recipe.
You may be wondering what the difference is between liquid honey and creamed honey. Simply put, liquid honey is the natural form of honey and the way that it is stored by bees in their hives.
To make creamed honey, liquid honey is mixed with seed honey and then churned. The mixture is then left to cool for a few days which gives it a more solid texture.
In terms of usage, you would more typically use liquid honey for baking and cooking. Creamed honey is more commonly used as a spread for toast.
For a dish that’s loaded with honey flavor, check out this Nutty Buddy Honey Rice or this Peanut Butter and Honey Rice. For a breakfast dish that goes great with honey, learn how to make this Morning Power Bowl.
Although it’s possible to buy pineapple pre-diced at the supermarket, learning to dice pineapples at home will save you money and offer better flavor as they will be fresher.
To start, slice off the top and bottom of the pineapple and then discard the stalk. You will then need to cut off the skin so that most of the brown eyes have been gotten rid of. Using a paring knife or a peeler, dig out the rest of the brown eyes from your pineapple. Finally, you can cut out the core of the pineapple. An easy way of doing this is laying the pineapple on its side and cutting into rings, cutting out the core of each one.
Once your pineapple has been cored, you should be ready to start dicing.
Now that we’ve mastered the art of pineapple dicing, try out this Pineapple Basil Chicken and Rice or this Pineapple and Chicken Fried Rice Cup. You can also learn how to make this Soy Glazed Salmon With Pineapple Rice.
If you’re in the mood for something more savory, stick with the Latin American theme by trying this Mexican Rice Recipe.