Bubur Ketan Hitam (Black Sticky Rice Pudding)

Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr

another fav snack of mine.


  1. Rinse 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 approximately 40 minutes.
  2. Add palm sugar syrup and continue to cook until most of the liquid has evaporated. Season with a pinch of salt. Remove from heat, allow to cool.
  3. Serve at room temperature, topped with a swirl of fresh squeezed creamy coconut cream.
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I opted to use "light" coconut milk. Having no quick access to pandan leaves, I instead put 1 tsp of real Mexican vanilla extract in the water. I would suggest sweetening it slightly more with this combination. Nonetheless, with that bit of extra sweetening, a Singaporean guest happily ate it. :^)