Forbidden Rice

Sweet and subtle, Chef Darren Johns’ Signature Forbidden Rice is a refreshing and elegant finisher to any meal. The definition of simplicity, this dessert treat requires only four ingredients to make.

Forbidden Rice

Makes 6 servings.


  • 3 cups (750 mL) hot cooked USA long grain rice
  • 2 cups (500 mL) coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp (20 mL) mirin (Japanese sweet rice vinegar)


  1. In a bowl, combine hot cooked rice, coconut milk, sugar and mirin. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Rice will thicken slightly.
  2. Serve in martini glass with a Thai basil sprig for garnish.


Recipe courtesy of Chef Darren Johns, Ontario