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Sweet Walnut Soup

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Nutritional Information

Serves 8

Amount Per 3/4-cup serving:

Calories 299
Protein 5g
Total fat 21g
Carbs 27g
Cholesterol mg
Sodium 78mg
Fiber 2g
Sugars 20g

Sweet Walnut Soup - med
"Served hot or cold, this is one of the few Chinese desserts I clamored for as a child," says VT recipe tester Fiona Kennedy.


  • 2 cups raw walnuts
  • 3 Tbs. Arborio or Carnaroli rice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 15-oz. can light coconut milk
  • Fresh or dried persimmons or peaches, for garnish, optional


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread walnuts on baking sheet, and toast 15 minutes, or until fragrant. Cool.

2. Soak rice in 1 cup boiling water in bowl 2 hours. Drain. Purée rice, walnuts, and 4 cups water in blender until smooth. Transfer to saucepan, stir in sugar and salt, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes. Strain mixture through fine sieve into bowl. Discard solids. Stir in coconut milk. Garnish with persimmons, if using.
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