Black coconut rice

Black coconut rice

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Serves
4-5
Photographer
Ben Dearnley

This is a cheat’s version of a black coconut rice pudding, which is typically made with palm sugar (jaggery). This version is infinitely easier to make and I think the taste is just as lovely. It makes the perfect ending to a Thai meal – you might like to have it after the Thai green chicken curry with eggplant.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
200g black rice
1 tablespoon maple syrup, plus extra to drizzle (optional; omit for baby’s serve)
200g coconut yoghurt
banana, sliced, to serve
black sesame seeds, to serve
or coconut, toasted, to serve

Method

  1. Cook the rice according to the packet instructions (use the absorption method). Set aside a small serving of rice for baby. Add the maple syrup (if using) to the remaining rice, stirring until well combined.
  2. Divide the rice mixture among serving glasses or bowls. Top with the coconut yoghurt, banana slices and black sesame seeds or toasted coconut. Drizzle over a little extra maple syrup, if liked.

Note

  • Black rice is sometimes called ‘forbidden rice’ – it is believed to have once been set aside solely for the Chinese emperor, because of its health benefits. Black rice is packed with anthocyanins, the same antioxidants that give blueberries their colour. While research is still unfolding, it is believed anthocyanins may have potent disease-fighting properties.

Baby’s serve

  • Mix your baby’s rice with coconut yoghurt and black sesame seeds. For a younger baby, blend until smooth or simply serve as is. For an older baby, serve as is.

Toddler’s serve

  • Serve as is.
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