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Kiwifruit Dessert Sushi


  • 1 can (12 oz) coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup jasmine rice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved, seeded
  • 2 Zespri® Green Kiwifruit, peeled, quartered
  • 4 pineapple strips (4×1/2×1/2-inch)
  • 1-1/2 cups sweetened coconut, flaked, toasted*


  1. Blend coconut milk, water, rice, sugar, vanilla bean and vanilla bean seeds in medium saucepan. Bring to boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove vanilla bean and drain off excess oil. Refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Place 20×10-inch piece plastic wrap on counter top. Place rice on plastic wrap and spread into 14×6-inch rectangle. Place kiwifruit quarters down center of rice. Repeat with pineapple strips, making sure fruits are touching.
  3. Using plastic wrap, start at long end of rice and roll into 14-inch cylinder. Press two ends together tightly, completely surrounding fruit. Wrap tightly and refrigerate 2 hours or until chilled.
  4. Remove plastic wrap and roll frushi in toasted coconut, pressing to coat. Trim frushi ends, slice and serve. **
  5. *Preheat oven 350°F. Spread coconut on baking pan. Bake 5 to10 minutes, tossing occasionally, until toasted.

Plating Directions

  1. Cut sushi into 4 equal pieces. Cut one, 1/2-inch round slice from each piece. Cut remaining larger piece in half, on an angle, creating wedge shaped slices.
  2. Garnish with 4 dessert plates with fresh fruit, mango and raspberry purees, and chocolate as desired.
  3. Place 1 round slice and 2 wedge shaped slices each plate.


Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Chilling time: 2 hours
Makes: 4 servings

Nutritional Analysis per Serving: Calories 420 (55% Calories from Fat), 4g Protein, 47g Carbohydrate, 3g Fiber, 27g Fat, 24g Sat. Fat, 0g Trans Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 85mg Sodium

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