Black Rice Pudding with Banana and Lime

Nutty black Thai rice is combined in this recipe with creamy coconut milk, sweetened with banana, and given a hint of lime to create this rich, purple-coloured breakfast sensation. It’s a sweet way to say good morning to anyone.

½ cup black Thai rice
1 cup water
¾ cup coconut milk
1 banana finely diced
½ tsp lime zest
toasted coconut to garnish

1. In a small, covered saucepan, bring the rice and water to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow the rice to simmer for 20 minutes.
2. Add the coconut milk, banana and lime zest, cover the pan again, and allow the mixture to simmer on very low for 30 minutes. serve hot, garnish with toasted coconut.

* Look for black Thai rice in Asian food stores.

Cook’s tip: coconut toasts very quickly. It is best to toast it in a small frying pan on low heat.


Recipe from Hollyhock Cooks, originally pubiished by New Society Publishers, 2003.

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