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Black Rice Pudding Recipe
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Black Rice Pudding

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"For those who really like sweet food, you may also top the pudding off with a drizzle of coconut cream or a mild fruit such as bananas. This is a traditional recipe my friend's mother brought with her from Thailand. Some of the ingredients might be hard to find in the non-coastal areas of the USA. There are a number of online import retailers that carry these ingredients"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr


  1. Rinse and drain glutinous black rice and glutinous white rice, then combine with sugar and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until rice is tender and creamy, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes. Stir in coconut cream and vanilla extract. Serve warm.
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Jan 22, 2012

USED A RICE COOKER! i picked up forbidden black rice at Whole Foods bulk section! It's a little pricey. But it was super easy to make. I just threw all the ingredients into my tiger rice cooker and it came out great!!!!!! I added a pinch of Himalayan sea salt too. When it was done cooking, It looked like there was an excessive about of water/can coconut milk but I stirred it and it was fine. I doubled the recipe for a big gathering we were going to. I just unplugged the rice cooker and took it with me and plugged it back in at our destination and kept it on warm. I used the leftover can of coconut milk and mixed it with COCO Re'al (located in the liquor section of your grocer) for a topping. You can make it as sweet as you like. I like mine less sweet. You can also use COCO Lopez if your grocer has it.

Sep 13, 2010

I followed the directions exactly at first (although I couldn't find anything called coconut cream, but but a can of coconut milk in the fridge and then skimmed off the top 1/3c). I thought it needed to cook the whole 45 minutes to reduce the water. After it was cooked I added more sugar (probably w/the original 1/3 heaping 1/2c--but I like sweet). I also added, and regretted adding, just a bit of coconut extract. A couple pinches of salt, did seem like a good addition and made it taste more like a black rice pudding I got in a restaurant once. The dessert is very rich--which is tasty, but I'd be curious to try making it with light coconut milk.


5 Ratings

Nov 23, 2009

Quite authentic! However I found I did not have to simmer for 45 min to get it cooked. 25 minutes was sufficient. The black glutinous rice gives the pudding a lovely purple colour.

Sep 25, 2011

Absolutely delish, a gem of an authentic recipe. Thanks for sharing! It was simple, comforting, moorish, best of all, uses an ancient grain that's actually good for you (black glutinous rice is high in fiber + iron + vit E; anti-inflammatory; helps keep limbs warm). Agree with the other reviewers that 3C of water was excessive. For it to be more "pudding" than "porridge", try 3C minis 2 TBS of water :) It takes 30-35 mins to cook. I'll switch the rice ratio next time to 1/2C black rice + 1/3C white rice and maybe that will be 45 mins. I serve mine with cinnamon & vanilla ice cream! Next time, I'd try it with coconut or red bean ice cream :D As the Thai would say, "than hai im, na khrap / kha" which literally means "please eat and enjoy until you are full" (khrap for male; kha for female").


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  • Calories
  • 151 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 11 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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