Recipe: Bubur ketan hitam - Black rice pudding

Bubur Ketan Hitam is a delicious black rice pudding, mostly eaten for dessert, but sometimes also for breakfast.

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 2 hours
Ready in: 3 hours


  • 1¾ cups black sticky rice
  • 2 pandan leaves
  • 5 cups water
  • ½ cup palm sugar syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups coconut cream
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Rinse the rice thoroughly for 2 minutes under running water. Drain well. Put 5 cups of water, rice and pandan leaves into a heavy stockpot. Simmer over medium heat for 40 minutes.
  2. Add palm sugar syrup and continue cooking until most of the liquid has evaporated. Season with a pinch of salt and remove the stockpot from the heat. Let it cool.
  3. Serve the Bubur Ketan Hitam at room temperature, topped with some creamy coconut cream.

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