I was trying to think of the dessert equivalent of a Thanksgiving turkey or a standing rib roast, something that makes for an unusual and dramatic presentation at the table, where it gets carved and served. A pineapple has the size and appearance to make such a bold statement.
The coconut water in this recipe adds a delicate, hint of coconut flavor, while the mango infuses a gentle sweetness. This is a versatile rice dish. It can be served warm, or at room temperature. Perfect for a summer day.