Black glutinous rice recipe

Aug 29, 2013 by

Looking excited

Looking excited

Along with our move to Bandung, I decided to cook more Indonesian food or practically cooking with ingredients that I can’t easily (or cheaply) find in Melbourne. My dear husband is obviously more than excited to have more varieties in our diet ;) On one groceries shopping run, he asked me to make Black Glutinous Rice which is a popular dessert here in Indonesia. As we prefer the less sweet version, this recipe also suits breakfast. Feel free to adjust the sugar to taste. 

Black Glutinous Rice

Glutinous Rice
  • 250 gram glutinous rice, soak for 3 hours or overnight
  • 1.5 L water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 150 gram coconut sugar
  • 2 pandan leaves, roughly torn
Coconut Milk
  • 250 ml coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 pandan leaf, roughly torn
  1. Ensure to soak the rice for at least 3 hours, or otherwise the rice will take longer to cook.
  2. Place the drained rice in a saucepan, along with water and pandan leaves, bring the mix to boil over a medium-high heat.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. This will take approximately 45 mins. Add more water if required.
  4. Once the rice is tender add sugar and salt, and simmer for another 3 minutes or until the wanted consistency is reached. Take the saucepan off the stove.
  5. For the coconut milk, combine the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring the mix to boil.
  6. Serve the rice with the sauce while they’re warm and enjoy!

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