black glutinous rice with coconut milk

My first post since long time hiatus from this blog.  Pardon me.  It’s winter in this part of the world so I thought it would be nice to have something sweet for dessert to warm the cold night. Black glutinous rice is Indonesian traditional dessert ( bubur ketan hitam ).  I have never known how to make it before and thought it would be complicated enough to make.  But I was wrong.  It’s pretty easy and it’s good for your soul 🙂


  1. 250g black glutinous rice, wash and rinse.  soak over night.
  2. 1 liter of water or a bit more.
  3. 2 pandan leaves, tight in a knot.
  4. a bit of salt
  5. 150 gr palm sugar
  6. 1 or 2 tablespoon of raw sugar

For the coconut milk:

  1. 500gr  of coconut milk ( I use Ayam Brand in a can )
  2. salt to taste
  3. 1 pandan leaves, tight in a knot


  • Soak the glutinous rice over night.  Then rinse.
  • Boil  water, add the glutinous rice and pandan leave.
  • Cook the glutinous rice until it becomes soft and kind of like porridge.  Stirring occasionally.
  • Add water if it becomes too thick.
  • Add palm sugar, salt, and sugar.  Mix until the palm sugar dissolved.
  • Meanwhile, heat the coconut milk in a small pan with pandan leave until just boiling.  Put aside.
  • Serve the glutinous rice and pour a bit of coconut milk in every serve.  It can be served warm or cold.


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