How to Make Frushi
Can you believe we’re halfway through June already? The first official day of the summer is this week, and the Fourth of July is right around the corner. You know what that means? Picnics! Cookouts! And we’d hate to send you off to your summer holiday gatherings empty handed, so we’ll be sharing some of our favorite dishes for summer parties.
First up, this sweet little dessert packs a major wow factor, and it’s super easy and totally customizable. I had frushi a few months ago at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World, and it was the highlight of my day. So pretty! So fresh! So perfect for a hot day! I went home determined to replicate it. Here’s a recipe for easy, homemade frushi.
Sweet Coconut Rice
1 cup jasmine rice
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract
sugar or Stevia to taste
Combine water, coconut milk, and vanilla extract in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add rice, lower the heat to simmer, and cover. Cook for 20 minutes or until tender, stirring often (this makes the rice sticky) Add sugar to taste, and refrigerate until cool.
1 cup Sweet Coconut Rice
1 cup sliced fruit (or other fillings)
2-3 fruit roll ups (optional)
Slice your fruits and fillings into thin spears about an inch long and set aside. I used pineapple, strawberry, honeydew, and melon.
Lay out a sheet of wax paper and scoop about a cup of cool, cooked rice onto the center. Use the back of a spoon or spatula to press the rice into a thin rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. Place fillings in the center going longways across the rectangle.
I didn’t get any photos of this part because I thought it was going to be SO HARD, but no worries, it was actually a breeze. Carefully lift from under the wax paper and fold the top of the rice over the filling, tucking anything that moves back in. Gently peel the edge of the wax paper back and continue rolling until you have a complete roll.
I sliced the roll into pieces and wrapped each piece in a strip of Fruit by the Foot. Next time I’ll wrap the whole thing in Fruit Roll Ups before slicing, or simply roll it in toasted coconut.
Serve on its own, with a chocolate drizzle, or a dollop of whipped cream. Let us know if you try this, we’re always on the lookout for new fillings!