Black Rice Pudding Recipes

Posted on December 20, 2012 by Forbidden Foods


Black rice pudding is a simple, tasty recipe that can be prepared as a breakfast, snack and more commonly a dessert.

Because black rice pudding is a relatively easy to make many people have created fantastic variations over the years.  Our post today will look at three variations of the black rice pudding recipe that serves four people and we will finish on some tips and hints.

Simple Black Rice Pudding Recipe
Wham bam! An easy black rice pudding whipped up in no time!

  • 1 cup (200g) Forbidden black rice
  • 2 cups of water. If the rice is not a parboiled type then add more water as required.
  • 2 table spoons of sugar
  • Just under a cup of coconut milk to finish.


Cook black rice as instructed on the pack and in the last 10 minutes add the sugar. Pour the black rice pudding into the bowl and drizzle coconut milk over the top. This is a dish that can be eaten cold but we think you’ll adore it hot.


Flavoursome Black Rice Pudding Recipe
This is a recipe that explores with zesty flavours and aromas. Perfect way to excite the senses. This additional ingredients can really make or break the dish.

  • 1 cup (200g) Forbidden black rice 
  • 2 cups of water. If the black rice is not parboiled then add more water as required.
  • 2 table spoons of sugar
  • Just under a cup of coconut milk to finish.
  • ½ cup of light agave syrup
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of orange zest
  • ½ table spoon of vanilla extract.


Combine black rice, water, agave syrup, sea salt and orange zest. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and add coconut milk and a touch of vanilla extract. Again enjoy hot or cold.


Team Favourite Black Rice Pudding Recipe
This recipe we think is the ants pants and can be found on our Black Rice Recipe page. Though we will recap here for the purpose of progression.

  • 1 cup Forbidden black rice
  • 3/4 cup white glutinous rice
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt 
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped palm sugar with 1 cup of water     
  • 1 400ml tin coconut cream
  • Optional fresh bananas or mangoes and raspberries in season
  • Optional pandan leaves


Combine the black and white glutinous rice. Place rice, pandan leaves (optional), salt    and water in a heavy-based pot. Bring to the boil and simmer on medium heat.

Meanwhile, grate the palm sugar and add to the water. Bring to the boil and simmer until the sugar dissolves (about five minutes). When the rice has been cooking 20 minutes, add the syrup and cook for another 10 minutes.

Serve warm on a wintry night with cold coconut cream and fresh fruit.


Black Rice Pudding Tips & Hints.

  1. Because of its rich, nutty flavour, black rice as a dessert or breakfast pairs well with fruits such as strawberries, raspberries or blueberries. 
  2. For toppings, stronger flavours like toasted sesame seeds, grilled bananas chips or toasted shredded coconut bring the natural flavour of the black rice out. 
  3. Mint leaves can also be used for colour. 
  4. If you leave the pudding to cool you can transfer it to a small baking pan and place it into the fridge to firm up. After several hours take it out and cut into strips and serve with additional ingredients mentioned earlier!
  5. To make the pudding more like a congee then add more water/sugar as desired.


We hope you have enjoyed these three variations of black rice puddings and hope you experiment and find some amazing flavour matches. Please let us know in the comments below if you have found a unique black rice pudding recipe and we will review it.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!


The Forbidden Foods Team


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