Exotic Fruit Sushi Recipe - Sweet and Refreshing

Exotic Fruit Sushi

Exotic Fruit Sushi Recipe - Sweet and Refreshing
Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 25 minutes | Servings: 4


Exotic Fruit Sushi
Exotic Fruit Sushi

Exotic Fruit Sushi is a unique and delicious twist on traditional sushi, using sweet and tropical fruits instead of fish. This recipe is perfect for those looking to try something new and exciting in the world of sushi.


This recipe is a modern take on traditional sushi, which originated in Japan. Sushi has evolved over the years to include a variety of ingredients, including fruits, to cater to different tastes and preferences.


How to prepare

  1. Rinse the rice well under cold running water, drain, and place it in a saucepan with 1.25 cups of water.
  2. Pour in 0.75 cups of coconut milk.
  3. Cook over very low heat for 25 minutes, stirring often and gradually adding the remaining coconut milk, until the rice has absorbed all the liquid and is tender.
  4. Grease a shallow 7-inch pan and line it with plastic wrap.
  5. Stir 2 tbsp of sugar into the rice mixture and pour it into the prepared pan.
  6. Allow it to cool and chill overnight.
  7. Cut the rice into 16 small bars, shape them into ovals, and flatten the tops.
  8. Place them on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment.
  9. Arrange the sliced fruit on top, using one type of fruit for each piece of sushi.
  10. Place the remaining sugar in a small pan with the remaining 0.25 cups of water.
  11. Bring it to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until it thickens and becomes syrupy.
  12. Stir in the jam and let it cool slightly.
  13. To make the sauce, puree raspberries with the confectioners sugar in a food processor or blender.
  14. Press the mixture through a strainer, then divide it among four small bowls.
  15. Arrange a few pieces of each type of fruit sushi on each plate and spoon a little of the cool apricot syrup over them.
  16. Serve with the sauce.


  • Try using different types of fruits such as mango, kiwi, or pineapple.
  • Add a sprinkle of toasted coconut or sesame seeds on top for added texture and flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to rinse the rice well before cooking to remove excess starch.

- Stir the rice often while cooking to prevent it from sticking to the pan.

- Chill the rice mixture overnight to allow it to set properly before cutting into bars.

- Use a variety of colorful fruits to create a visually appealing dish.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Exotic Fruit Sushi as a light and refreshing dessert after a sushi dinner or as a unique addition to a brunch spread.

Cooking Techniques

The key cooking techniques for this recipe include cooking the rice until tender, chilling it overnight, and assembling the fruit sushi with a variety of colorful fruits.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use jasmine or basmati rice if you do not have short-grain rice on hand.

- Substitute honey or agave nectar for the sugar in the recipe.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the rice mixture and fruit sushi bars ahead of time and assemble them just before serving for a quick and easy dessert option.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the fruit sushi on a platter in a decorative pattern and drizzle the apricot syrup over the top for a visually stunning presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Exotic Fruit Sushi with a glass of sparkling wine or green tea for a refreshing and elegant dessert pairing.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover fruit sushi in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Exotic Fruit Sushi contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of Exotic Fruit Sushi contains approximately 35 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Exotic Fruit Sushi contains approximately 5 grams of fats.


Each serving of Exotic Fruit Sushi contains approximately 2 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is rich in vitamins and minerals from the fresh fruits used, including vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants.


This recipe may contain allergens such as coconut and apricot. Please check for any specific allergies before consuming.


Exotic Fruit Sushi is a light and refreshing dessert option, perfect for those looking for a sweet treat without the guilt. It is low in calories and fats, making it a healthier alternative to traditional desserts.


Exotic Fruit Sushi is a fun and creative dessert option that is sure to impress your guests. With a combination of sweet rice, fresh fruits, and a flavorful sauce, this dish is a delightful treat for any occasion.

How did I get this recipe?

I can't forget the moment I stumbled upon this recipe for Exotic Fruit Sushi. It was a warm summer day, and I had decided to take a stroll through the bustling streets of Chinatown. As I meandered through the colorful markets, the scent of exotic spices and fresh produce filled the air, tantalizing my senses.

I came across a small, quaint shop tucked away in a corner, its windows adorned with vibrant paper lanterns. Curious, I decided to venture inside. The shop was filled with an array of unusual ingredients and exotic fruits I had never seen before. As I browsed through the shelves, a kind elderly woman approached me with a warm smile.

"Ah, you are looking for something special, yes?" she asked in a melodic voice. I nodded, intrigued by the exotic offerings in the shop. The woman gestured for me to follow her to a small table at the back of the store. There, she laid out a variety of fruits: mangoes, papayas, dragon fruit, and lychees, among others.

"These are the key ingredients for Exotic Fruit Sushi," she explained. "It is a traditional dish from my homeland, a fusion of sweet and savory flavors that will delight your taste buds."

Intrigued, I watched as the woman expertly sliced and diced the fruits, arranging them on a bed of sticky rice. She then rolled the sushi into neat little parcels, sprinkling them with toasted sesame seeds and drizzling them with a tangy soy sauce dressing.

"Here, try one," she said, offering me a piece of the colorful sushi. I tentatively took a bite, my taste buds exploding with a symphony of flavors. The sweetness of the ripe fruits paired perfectly with the savory rice and the umami-rich soy sauce. It was unlike anything I had ever tasted before.

As I savored the last bite of the Exotic Fruit Sushi, the woman smiled at me knowingly. "You have discovered a hidden gem, my dear. This recipe has been passed down through generations in my family, and now I am honored to share it with you."

From that moment on, Exotic Fruit Sushi became a staple in my culinary repertoire. I would often whip up a batch for family gatherings and special occasions, delighting my loved ones with the unique and delicious flavors of this dish. Over the years, I have added my own twist to the recipe, experimenting with different fruits and seasonings to create my own signature version of Exotic Fruit Sushi.

Every time I make this dish, I am reminded of that fateful day in Chinatown when I stumbled upon the recipe that would become a cherished part of my culinary heritage. It serves as a reminder of the power of food to connect us to different cultures and traditions, and the joy of discovering new flavors and experiences. And for that, I am eternally grateful.


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