Vanilla Berry Parfait

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, learn how to make this delicious Vanilla Berry Parfait dessert using Minute® Ready to Serve Basmati Rice and fruit.

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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Basmati Rice
  • 2-5oz vanilla yogurt cups
  • 1/4 cup mixed berries, thawed


  • Dessert lovers will enjoy this delicious Vanilla Berry Parfait, made with fruit and Minute® Basmati Rice.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a small bowl, combine yogurt with rice.

    Step 3

  • Divide yogurt mixture between two bowls. Top with berries, and serve.

Making Traditional Parfait

Although this recipe calls for yogurt to be used for the base of the parfait, if you have a bit more time to spare you may prefer to make a more traditional style parfait. 

Traditional parfait is made by simply mixing together cream, sugar and syrup and boiling it. Once it has reached a custard-like consistency you can then add your own layers like fruits and nuts. 

For more ideas on what you can add, check out our Breakfast Parfait recipe. 

What’s the Difference Between Basmati Rice and White Rice

Basmati rice is available in both brown and white which means that it can sometimes be mistaken for typical white rice. In regards to taste, Basmati rice has more of a distinctive aromatic, nutty flavor meaning that it is perfect for curries, whereas white rice on the other hand has more of a neutral flavor. 

For a more savory dish that uses basmati rice, take a look at this Spicy Mango Chicken recipe.

What Berries are in a Typical Berry Mix?

Typically you will normally find a mixture of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries and strawberries in a standard frozen berry mix, though feel free to add any other additional fruit you want like bananas. There are also plenty of other additives you can use, for example try adding in some sugar to turn up the sweetness.

If you are still craving mixed berries after you parfait, why not learn to make this Summer Berry Rice Pudding Crumble?

Other Meal Inspiration

For something more savory, learn how to make this easy Mexican rice recipe.

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