- 1½ cup Thai black sticky rice or glutinous rice
- 1½ cup coconut milk
- 3 cups water
- 4 tbsp brown sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp coconut cream or yoghurt
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 ripe fresh mango
Black rice pudding is a Thai dessert made with sticky whole grain black glutinous rice, coconut milk, and coconut flakes. This warm, gooey, and chewy rice pudding is sweet, creamy, and full of flavors— it simply melts in your mouth, leaving you craving for more. Thai black rice is naturally sweet and nutty, and combined with sweetness of coconut, it tastes heavenly! It is also dairy-free and gluten-free. Black rice pudding is usually served for breakfast but it can also be served as a scrumptious dessert.
Black sticky rice is naturally sweet and is rich in fiber and antioxidants. Black rice is also rich in vitamin B6 and manganese. Black rice pudding uses whole grain rice which is very nutritious. It helps in improving heart health by reducing the building up of arterial plaque and lowering cholesterol as it is rich in fiber. It also helps in fighting free radical damage and hence lowering rates of cancer. Black rice is low in calories and hence helpful in losing weight. Black rice also helps in maintain normal blood sugar levels.
How to make Black Rice Pudding
In ancient China, only the members of the royal family were allowed to eat black rice as it was tasty, nutritious, and uncommon. The masses were forbidden from eating it. That’s why, it is also known as forbidden rice. The dark color of rice is due to presence of anthocyanin, which is also found in dark grapes and Acai berry.