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Almond-Apricot Rice Cake Recipe

Almond-Apricot Rice Cake Recipe

Apricots and raisins add plenty of iron and mouth-watering flavor to this moist, dense cake. A quick and easy way to raise leftover rice to new heights of deliciousness! And it’s vegan, too.


1 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup golden raisins
3 cups cooked short-grain rice
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup sugar (or natural sweetener to taste)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup finely-ground almonds

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a 9-inch Springform pan.

2. Place the apricots and raisins in a heatproof bowl, add boiling water to cover, and allow to sit for 10 minutes or until soft; drain.

3. Chop the apricots and set the apricots and raisins aside.

4. Place the rice in a large bowl and add the apricots and raisins, coconut milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup of the almonds, stirring to blend well.

5. Transfer the mixture to the pan, smooth the top, and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until firm but still a little moist. Allow the cake to cool to room temperature in the pan, then refrigerate for several hours to firm up.

6. To serve, carefully remove the sides of the pan and sprinkle the top of the cake with the remaining ground almonds. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Serves 6.

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Adapted from Rice and Spice by Robin Robertson (Harvard Common Press, 2000). Copyright (c) 2000 by Robin Robertson. Reprinted by permission of Harvard Common Press.
Adapted from Rice and Spice by Robin Robertson (Harvard Common Press, 2000).

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3:37AM PDT on May 3, 2013


2:10PM PDT on May 2, 2013

Sounds great.Thanks for sharing

9:00PM PDT on May 1, 2013

Marvellous, just love apricots.

7:42PM PDT on May 1, 2013


2:39PM PDT on May 1, 2013

Sounds good. Thank you.

8:20AM PDT on Mar 27, 2013


9:24AM PST on Feb 13, 2013

Sounds wonderful! Thanks.

12:27AM PST on Feb 13, 2013

Thanks for recipe

11:38PM PST on Feb 12, 2013

Thank you :)

6:42AM PDT on Sep 15, 2011

Fabulous recipe. The cake looks so delicious and mouth- watering. Thanks.

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I don't drink milk, but this is interesting.


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