Okinawan Sweet Potato (or Ube) & Coconut Rice Pudding


*Read Me* After I shot, edited, and uploaded this video,I realized I had a brain fart and this is actually “Ube” and not Okinawan sweet potato. But the good news is you can use either one and the recipe is still delicious. I’m trying to focus more on eating a rainbow of foods each day. My recipe was inspired by Colleen Patrick –Goudreau’s book Color Me Vegan. This combination of Ube and coconut reminds me of a dessert we love here in Hawaii, Okinawan sweet potato and haupia pie. Okinawan Sweet Potato and Coconut Rice Pudding 1/2 of a cooked purple sweet potato 1 cup uncooked rice or quinoa (washed) 2 cups coconut juice (or coconut water) 2 cups coconut milk blended with 10 pitted dates OR 1 teaspoon stevia Β½ cup sun dried blueberries ΒΌ cup flaked unsweetened coconut Wash and drain your rice. Heat 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in a medium size pot on high heat. Add rice and sautΓ© until it becomes translucent, about 1 minute. Add coconut juice, cover with a lid, reduce to medium heat and cook for about 10-15 minutes. When most of the liquid has been absorbed, give it a stir and add half of the sweetened coconut milk mixture to the pot. Mix until you get a creamy consistency, add more of the coconut milk as needed. Add cooked sweet potato and stir. Garnish with blueberries, flaked coconut and sweet potato hearts. Enjoy! Mahalo for watching! Check out my blog for the printable ingredient list, more delicious plant-based recipes and vegan product reviews veggietorials.com Created


18 thoughts on “Okinawan Sweet Potato (or Ube) & Coconut Rice Pudding

  • Karaisoke

    This looks amazing. But I don’t think I could get the Okinawan sweet potato? here. 😐 Bummer.

  • veggietorials

    What state are you in doll? Look for them in Asian or ethnic markets where they usually stock more unusual? produce items. Or try local farmer’s markets πŸ™‚

  • Karaisoke

    I live in a small town in Arizona. I miss California so much. You could get anything you wanted. We finally got an Asian market that took, I’ll see if she has some, but I don’t think she will. She tries to cater to our local Weeaboo and Asian population which means TONS? OF JAPANESE CANDY and some fish. I love her. But since my surgery I have an aversion to most meat and animal products.

  • veggietorials

    Ah, I see. You did make me chuckle with the candy comment…I used to LOVE all the? Asian sweets but almost everything has dairy in it-boo! You could also try this recipe with raisins or your favorite dried fruit instead of the Ube ( sweet potato)

  • jaakizamazin

    I’ve never seen Okinawan sweet potatoes look like that :o. I buy them all the time and the skin tends to be yellower/ tan an the flesh is white with purple specks raw, but once? cooked turns all purple.

  • veggietorials

    You can prepare it either way but I prefer roasting in the oven. I cook at 400F for about 45 minutes to an hour or until easily pierced with a fork.?

  • Gabriel Land

    Yes, correct, the purple sweet potatoe while native to Asia is distinct from the Okinawan, which is sweeter? and has a yellow colored flesh. The purples are much milder in flavor, despite the stronger color.

  • veggietorials

    Yup, this is actually what we call “Ube”. Realized that I had a brain fart AFTER I shot, edited, uploaded and posted the video. Good news? is, you can make it with any kind of sweet potato and it still tasted yummy.

  • veggietorials

    Aloha Linh! It’s one of my favorite breakfasts…hope you enjoy.Let me know if you? give it a try πŸ™‚

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