Balinese Black Rice Pudding Recipe

Balinese Black Rice Pudding Recipe is a delicious dessert from bali as the name suggests. The variant of black rice used in this pudding adds to the texture and then combining it with coconut milk, sweetened with palm sugar and flavoured with pandan leaves, is a burst of tropical flavours in your mouth.

Neeru Srikanth
Balinese Black Rice Pudding Recipe
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Balinese Black Rice Pudding is a wholesome dessert from Indonesia made from black rice cooked in coconut milk. The rice pudding is prepared by using the black glutinous rice which is blended with coconut milk, Pandan leaves(optional), Gula melaka ( Palm Sugar) and is garnished with a dollop of coconut cream and banana slices giving us this drool worthy pudding.

The Black rice pudding is a very good option for all the vegan lovers also. It is a must to soak the black rice for a minimum of 6 hours or over night else they will never get cooked so easily. Pandan leaves are optional and they give a nice flavor to the dish. The banana must be ripened to get a good taste. Since Indonesia is the iconic place for growing rice paddies, the black rice pudding forms a major part of Balinese delicacy. 

Serve Balinese Rice pudding as a dessert after a simple Asian meal of  Vegetarian Thai Red Curry and steamed rice

If you looking for more black rice recipes, here are some of our favourites

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Cuisine: Asian
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

0 M

Cooks in

90 M

Total in

90 M


4 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Black Rice
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 2 tablespoon Palm sugar
  • Salt , to taste
  • For Garnish
  • 1 Ripe Bananas
  • 1 tablespoon Palm sugar

How to make Balinese Black Rice Pudding Recipe

  1. To begin making the Balinese Black Rice Pudding, wash and soak the black rice with water for 6 hours.

  2. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, cook the rice with coconut milk, water and salt to taste in a vessel on high heat and once it starts to boil bring it to low heat. 

  3. Keep cooking until the entire liquid is almost absorbed in the rice and the rice gets cooked evenly. It's fine to leave a little bit of liquid as the pudding will continue to thicken once it starts to cool.

  4. Add 2 tablespoon of palm sugar at the end and check for sweetness. 

  5. Slice the banana and coat it with palm sugar on a pan for 10 minutes and keep it ready before serving.

  6. Just before serving drizzle with coconut milk and add the sliced bananas and serve Balinese Rice pudding hot or cold.

  7. Serve Balinese Rice pudding as a dessert after a simple Asian meal of  Vegetarian Thai Red Curry and steamed rice