Coconut frushi – fruit sushi!
Coconut frushi is a fun and delicious dessert! Frushi is short for “fruit sushi” but these aren’t the typical sushi rolls you might be used to seeing! This frushi is made to look like nigiri, a type of sushi with a slice of meat on top of compacted shaped rice. Of course, instead of meat, we’re using fruit for a sweet treat!
The rice for the frushi is easy enough to make, although it does take a little bit of time. Plan for at least an hour to make this recipe from start to finish, including the time you have to let the rice cook and rest.
After the rice is prepped, you just shape it into compacted oval balls. I used an oval shaped measuring spoon and pressed the rice in to get the shape nice and firm. I wanted to make sure they would stay together since I was transporting the tray to my son’s school party!
A few weeks ago my son’s class had a Japanese luncheon day, and I brought this frushi! It was a big hit with the kids and everyone asked for extras! This recipe would be fun to make together with your kids, and they can do all the steps to help as well. You can serve it for dessert on your sushi night, a fun snack or even as something different for breakfast!
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1 cup sushi rice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut milk (canned, not fresh)
- cooking spray
- 10 mandarin orange slices from a can (drained)
- 10 raspberries, cut in half
- Optional: vanilla yogurt for dipping
- Bring water and rice to a boil. Cover and reduce heat, simmering for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, keeping covered and let rice stand for 15 minutes.
- In a large bowl, gently mix rice with sugar and coconut milk. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes.
- Coat hands with cooking spray. Shape rice into 20 equal sized balls, forming them into an oval. you can also use an oval shaped tablespoon to achieve the shape. As you form them, press and squeeze so the rice stays together.
- Top each one with fruit- one slice of orange or two raspberry halves.
- Serve with vanilla yogurt for dipping if desired.
You can use other types of fruits as well! Try strawberry slices, kiwi or mango for a different flavor!
Recipe can be doubled for a larger crowd!