These are such a pretty little treats that you can showcase them at any gathering to spark interest in your culinary skills, even if you don’t have any because they are super easy!
It is always best to use fresh fruit that is in season, but if it is the dead of winter you can use frozen fruit or even pure fruit jelly, just get creative.
I have used full fat and lite coconut milk and it is definitely better to use the lite. The full fat tastes amazing but is a bit greasy and of course you don’t want all that fat anyway right!
You can roll these like you would regular sushi rice and then cut them or just scoop out with your hands and mold into the shape you like, like pictured. My oldest daughter loves them so much that she will fight you for the last one! My little ones enjoy these because they are pretty and they love to eat all the decorations on the plate so lots of fruit down the hatch!
Makes: about 20 pieces
1 cup Sushi rice
1 can lite coconut milk
3/4 cup water
2-4 Tablespoons sweetener
Dash of salt (optional)
Fruit preserves (jelly) of choice
Fresh/frozen fruit of choice
Mix rice, coconut milk, water, sweetener and salt together in a pan. Stir well to blend the ingredients and bring to a boil. Once it begins to boil stir well so it does not stick to the bottom of the pan. Cover the pan with a lid, reduce the heat to the lowest setting and simmer for 20 minutes (do not remove the lid). After the 20 minutes remove the pan from the burner and let stand, covered for 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes remove the lid, stir then allow to cool until you can touch it with your hands.
While the rice is cooling prepare your fruit slices and set up the desired preserves for preparation.
Prepare the rice into the desire shapes by either rolling in your hands and pressing into a shape (as pictured) or roll in saran wrap and squeeze with the sushi mat then slice. If you used lite coconut milk you will need to periodically wet your hands so the rice won’t stick to them.
Arrange frushi on a plate and top with fruit preserves, fruit or both together. You can make them a little prettier and sweeter by sprinkling the plate with a little pure maple syrup or even coconut sugar but it is not needed. These can be eaten right away or chilled until ready to serve. ENJOY!