Balinese Rice Pudding

Preparation time

Cooking time
30 mins to 1 hour

Serves 6

From The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best


  • 300g/10½oz black glutinous rice (available from some Asian grocers), washed
  • 170g/6oz palm sugar, grated
  • 2 pandan leaves, shredded, or 2 drops pandan or vanilla essence (available from some Asian grocers)
  • 450ml/15¾fl oz coconut milk
  • pinch of salt
  • fresh coconut, to garnish


  1. Soak the glutinous rice in water overnight.

  2. Drain the rice, and place in a saucepan with 1.5 litres/2 pints 12¾oz of water. Heat the mixture until boiling and continue to cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is tender.

  3. Stir the sugar and one of the pandan leaves into the rice and continue to cook for another 5-7 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  4. Meanwhile, heat the coconut milk, the remaining pandan leaf and the salt in a saucepan until the mixture thickens.

  5. To serve, remove the pandan leaves from the rice and the coconut milk. Spoon the cooked black rice into each of 6 serving bowls. Pour over the coconut milk and garnish with the fresh coconut.

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