Black Rice Pudding is the Perfect Summer Time Dessert

Need something to cool you down during these scorching summer days? Brunei’s black rice pudding will do just the trick. A popular dish in Southeastern Asia, black rice pudding features coconut milk, glutinous rice, and palm sugar all mixed together for one ulta-delectable dessert.. Enjoy!


1 ¾ cup black glutinous rice (note: it must be sticky rice or else the recipe will not turn out)

1 ½ cup fresh coconut milk

½ cup palm sugar

5 cups water

2 pandan leaves, finely ground

5 cups of water


1.       Rinse the rice for several minutes in running water, and make sure to drain thoroughly afterwards.

2.      Put the water, rice, and ground pandan leaves into a large put, allowing to cook for 45 minutes over a medium heat

3.      Add in palm syrup, and cook until the liquids begin to evaporate

4.      Allow to cool, and mix in some salt (no more half a teaspoon) in order to preserve the rice. 

5.      Allow to set a room temperate and serve topped with fresh coconut milk.

6.      For a more cooling summer dish, let sit in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours before serving


For more recipes from Brunei, the following websites are a good start:


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