I fell in love again with Pulut Hitam (Black Glutinous Rice) recently. It is one of my old favourites. Lots of memories of my late grandma making a whole big pot of it as our sweet treat on the weekends. Haven't had it for a long time cos the original recipe that includes loads of sugar does not sound appealing to me.. But my aunt who just got back from Bangkok recently gave me a pack of this black glutinous rice (apparently the quality is much better than the ones she gets locally) and got some simple instructions from her on how to make it. I decided to try it, and switch the sugar for some raw honey instead..
Yums 😋 It reminded me of how much I used to love it.. And now that I can make a healthier version, I have a feeling this dessert is going to stick around for a while..
If you ever feel like a sweet treat, here's my recipe to make a healthier version of our traditional Pulut Hitam..
1 cup Black Glutinous Rice | 3 cups Water (add more if needed) | Topping: honey & fresh coconut milk (desired amount)
Give the black glutinous rice a good rinse. Pour it into a pot along with your filtered water. Bring it to boil, and turn down the heat to let it simmer for about 45 mins to an hour. Make sure to constantly stir the mixture (to prevent it from burning on the bottom), add more water if needed, and let it simmer till it reaches the consistency that you desire (I like mine slightly more dense and thick). I added honey and coconut milk in the individual bowls I'm serving it in; about 3/4 tsp of honey and 1 tbsp of coconut milk for half a bowl. That's how I like mine😉
Lots of love,