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With coconut cream, white chocolate and an assortment of colorful and exotic fruit, this is one stunning "donut."

Tropical Fruit Sushi Donut

prep time2H


cooking time20Min


serving time12


  • 2 cups short grain sticky rice (glutinous rice)

  • For pink sauce:

  • 1/4 red dragon fruit

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut cream

  • For sweet coconut cream sauce:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut cream

  • 1/4 cup white sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • Toppings:

  • Melted white chocolate (optional)

  • Mango, red & white dragon fruit, kiwi, pineapple, etc.

  • Poppy seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds


  1. For the rice:

  2. Wash rice gently under cold water 3 to 5 times, or until water runs clear. Cover clean rice with water until it's about 1 inch above rice. (Rice will expand in size, so make sure it's enough water.) Soak at least 2 hours to overnight in a refrigerator.

  3. Bring water to boil in a steamer pot or wok. Place a cheesecloth on steamer, and gently place soaked and drained sticky rice on top of cheesecloth. Cover rice with the corners of the cheesecloth as much as possible, then cover with a lid. Place steamer on top of boiling water and steam for 20 minutes over medium heat, or until it's fully cooked.

  4. For the sauces:

  5. In a food processor, blend red dragon fruit until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, and fold in unsweetened coconut cream. Set aside.

  6. In a sauce pan, combine all ingredients for sweet coconut cream mixture. Whisk until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a light simmer over medium heat and keep it warm.

  7. Combine cooked sticky rice and sweet coconut cream mixture while both are hot. Continue to mix until the rice completely absorbs the sweet coconut cream mixture.

  8. Dampen your hands, and place coconut rice mixture into a donut mold. Optional: coat the top surface of the donut with melted white chocolate for extra sweetness. Place in refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes, or until chocolate is set.

  9. Flip donut over onto work surface. Use a thin spatula to transfer each donut to a sheet of parchment paper.

  10. Decorate donuts using fruit slices and seeds. Drizzle pink sauce on top to finish. Enjoy immediately.

Tropical Fruit Sushi Donut




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- Let your imagination go free, and eat some tropical sushi donuts. Let's get started. First we are going to make the rice. You will need this sticky short grain rice and you will wash it until you don't see any milky water, and soak it in the cold water in the refrigerator at least two hours, to overnight. And then you are going to drain completely, and steam in your favorite steamer for 20 minutes. Then, tada! This is after they steam for 20 minutes, they are nice and sticky and chewy, just perfect. Yes, okay, they are ready to become a donut very soon, but we are going to make the sauce first. So I'm going to just keep you warm right here, and let's make some sauce for tropical fruit sushi donut, I'm so excited, isn't it just, even the name is so pretty and fun. Okay, I'm going to cut my pink, not white, but pink dragon fruit. You will know when you cut it off. I'm going to grind this up in a food processor. You won't need a lot because we are using this only for the color reason. In mixing bowl, let's pour. Into this hot pink dragon fruit puree I'm going to add some coconut cream, unsweetened coconut cream. Oh, it's gonna be so gorgeous. Just mix it in. Alright, so the pink sauce is ready, I'm going to just set aside right here. And let's make some coconut, sweet coconut cream sauce, for our rice. So gonna heat up my saucepan. We're gonna use some more coconut cream, in goes to the saucepan, then some sugar. A little pinch of salt. You know, when you adding little salt in your dessert it's even more sweeter. And just stir. We are not trying to make it boil, we are just trying to, the sugar to melt completely into the coconut cream, so just bring it to very light simmer. Now gonna get a mixing bowl, and let your steamed rice out, pour all that in. There you go. And by now your coconut cream must be simmering lightly. Let's pour this into the rice, when both are hot. Just like that. And just mix in together. And right now it looks a little watery, but the rice will absorb all the liquid, and that's what we want. We want them to like slightly cool down before we work on to make like a donut shape, because it's way too hot to touch with your hand. You can see the rice soak up all the coconut cream, the sweet coconut cream, and they are thickened. Right, now we are going to place on little donut mold. Okay, let's place around it like so. Kind of press down, because we want them to, you know, little dense enough to hold their shape, just like that. Aha, look at that, perfect six donuts. Okay, now I'm going to pop it into the refrigerator and let them completely cool, about five minutes. Alright, my rice has been cooled down, I'm going to set aside right here for now because I wanna finish cutting up my fruit, tropical fruits, to decorate my sushi donut, you know what I mean. Okay, just scoop out your dragon fruit with your spoon, woops, just like that. It's like same technique as avocado, like that, alright. Then slice it really thinly, okay. It slices like avocado too, super soft, tender. Alright, that's it, time to decorate our donut. I'm just going to flip it over, give it a little tap. Tada! Perfect, right? Okay, from now on you can be, just be creative, let your imagination go, make this sushi donut look the most attractive donut as possible okay? We'll try our best. So, lets try with some yellow mango, and get some kiwi right there. Let's see, some dragon fruit, now I'm just going to kinda splash the top of donut, you know what I mean, just like you're a painter now, like a little paint. Just like that, whoo, so pretty! And if you want, decorate like little seeds, like sesame seeds, poppy seeds, chia seeds, whatever seeds you wanna use. Just go for it, just like that. Perfect. So gorgeous. Okay, to serve this you can serve like individual serving plate or a little parchment paper so you can kinda grab and eat it, kinda thing, you know what I mean, but okay, I think I should go ahead and try one, which one? I really don't know what to say, just so good. I really don't, my brain goes blank, it's so, so freaking delicious.

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