black rice

Black Rice Pudding

Black Rice Pudding

Black rice pudding is a relatively common dessert in Thailand as well as Indonesia. It is a very warming dish, so it is usually more easily found in the cool season. The naturally sweet taste of the rice is why you find it used in desserts rather than served with main courses. Black rice has a well deserved reputation for taking forever to cook, since it's a more 'natural' grain with a strong husk.

Black Rice

Black Rice

Black rice is an ancient variety that isn’t very popular except for desserts. That’s probably because it takes so long to cook compared to most other types of rice. As you can see in the photo, the color isn’t really completely black, nor is it uniform. When you soak the rice, as you must do long before you cook it, the water will turn dark purple. Uncooked black rice According to some sources, black rice is the new “super food”, with more antioxidants than blueberries as well as more fiber and less sugar.