This is sooo yummy. Excellent comfort food and you could easily substitute white rice for the black that I’ve used here. Just to clarify, I did not use the black wild rice that’s long and skinny. I picked up a bag labeled Korean Black Rice at my local Japanese grocery. It’s a short grain, very sticky and somewhat purple when cooked.
Yeah, it looks like refried black beans in the photos but you’ll notice if you make it, it has a really nice subtly sweet syrup.
This recipe makes plenty of pudding for leftovers. I packed most of it in tiny containers for bento lunches and am freezing some. Don’t forget to garnish with chopped pistachios.
Yummy Black Rice Pudding
- 3 c. cooked black Korean rice
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 can 14 ounces coconut milk
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1/2 t. cardamom
- 1 star anise, whole
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/4 c. white raisins
- chopped pistachios for garnish
- Simmer coconut milk with sugar and spices until sugar is dissolved.
- Add rice and raisins.
- Simmer for 30 minutes, uncovered, until reduced to thicker consistency.
- Remove whole star anise and serve sprinkled with chopped pistachios.
Makes 4 nice sized portions.
It would also be good garnished with freshly grated coconut.
December 28, 2008 at 11:24 am
Wow! Does it taste any different from regular rice pudding? The pistachios look like a nice touch.
December 28, 2008 at 1:35 pm
Oh, yum. It looks so pretty!
December 28, 2008 at 4:13 pm
I’ve read that black rice tastes different than white rice but my own taste buds aren’t sophisticated enough to notice the difference. Once all the spices are blended and the pudding it cooked down, it tastes very much like what you’d get in a restaurant.
January 6, 2009 at 1:41 pm
I’ve been having a hankerin’ for some tapioca lately and have been cursing the dairy versions when I pass in the store.. this might just do it… so you guys think I can just use white rice??
ooh…. I wonder if I could do this with Quinoa???
January 6, 2009 at 9:27 pm
I don’t know if quinoa would work, the grain you use needs to be a sticky grain. If you get the quinoa to actually work, you’ll have to post it.
January 7, 2009 at 9:25 am
yummm i love rice pudding