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CNY Blooming Bubur Hitam with Vanilla Ice-cream (冰花黑糯米粥)

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A popular dessert among the locals here in Singapore is Bubur Pulut Hitam, in the Malay language. The Black Glutinous Rice Porridge (黑糯米粥) is usually eaten hot in the old days, but it's commonly served chilled with ice-cream in Chinese restaurants in recent years.

black glutinuous rice porridge for chinese new year
The Bubur Hitam was my dessert course during my pre-CNY gathering recently. I served it chilled with a scoop of Vanilla Ice-cream. It was a invigorating treat for my guests this Chinese New Year since these ladies are used to taking it hot. Do you like the Black Glutinous Rice Porridge too? Do you eat it hot or chilled?

 Recipe Featured at Asian Food Channel

Ingredients:
200g Black Glutinous Rice
100 ml Coconut cream
1 bunch Pandan Leaves
1 block Gula Melaka (palm sugar)
1 litre Water
Vanilla Ice-cream (optional)

Method:
    how to cook black glutinuous rice porridge
  • Wash and soak rice in water for about an hour. Cut away the ends of pandan leaves. Rinse and tie in a knot. Boil fresh water and simmer rice with pandan leaves. Stir occasionally to prevent the bottom from sticking to the pot. The rice is ready when it "blooms" and turns soft, but with some resistance. Consistency should be creamy and not watery. * Add more water if needed.
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  • Melt gula melaka with about 5 tbsp of water. Stir till it turns syrup.
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  • When rice is almost done, add the syrup and coconut cream. Stir well. * Keep some cream to drizzle when serving.
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  • Serve your delicious creamy Bubur Pulut Hitam hot or chilled. Add vanilla ice-cream for a delicious Chilled Black Glutinous Rice Porridge!

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Our pre-CNY 6-course meal (pix credit - Hui Un):

33 comments:

  1. My all out top fav. But seldom make because really difficult to make small quantity unless we have occasions at home. Do also try with a dollop of durian for extra power.

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    1. Nava, since the black glutinous is quite economical, maybe you can share with your neighbours after making? Durian? It's a no-no for me! It's banned from my home. Hahaha! I'm sure this is a brilliant idea for fans of durians.

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  2. Shirley, I've never had black glutinous rice, but I'd eat it cold if you made this again!

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  3. This is one of my favourite dessert. Hate to cook myself because it takes a long time to cook this dessert. I usually eat it hot. Never knew there's a cold version and it looks yummy, shall try one of the days.

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    1. DS, it took about 45 mins to simmer the bubur hitam. Guess it was ok for me since I was also busy preparing other dishes in the kitchen. Yap, I like it cold better!

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  4. Wish these things are available here to try it. Next time when I come to Singapore I have to try these dishes.

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    1. Subha, I'm sure you can get it at Chinatown! Yes, you gotta try this!

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  5. If you're ever coming to KL, Shirley, would you mind making this for your KL readers? Pretty please? ^_^

    It looks so tasty, and it can be tough to make this dessert because it isn't easy to get the right consistency. Reminds me of my exploration with the semi-automatic coffee machine. It took me at least five times before I'm familiar with the machine. =.=

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    1. Ciana, sure! Honestly, I don't always make this but it's not that difficult if you go with your gut feeling. Really depends on how you like the texture to turn out. I like your sense of humour! I assure you it's much easier than that. Hahaha!

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  6. I love black rice desserr.

    Happy cny to you and family.

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  7. Oh great! I love the idea of making vanilla ice cream from glutinous rice. Happy chinese new year to you and your family!

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    1. Bal, thanks dear! Have a wonderful week!

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  8. I used to cook this black bubur and feed my friends when I visited them at Ohio State University. You really brought me happy memories today!!!
    I must say that eating with vanilla ice cream is so innovative and clever! I love your photo skills too.

    I am wishing you GONG XI FA CAI and may the New Year brings you and family all the wealth, prosperity and good health!!!!!!

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    1. TM, glad my dessert ignited some good memories for you. Thanks & Happy CNY to you & family too!

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  9. Such gorgeous vanilla ice cream, it looks smooth as smooth could be :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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    1. Uru, it's always tempting with just a scoop of ice-cream!

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  10. It has been years since I had bubur hitam and never with ice cream before!!! Looks yummy!

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    1. Trishie, I can imagine........ especially now that you're in Australia.........

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    1. Rajiv, thanks & have a wonderful week!

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  12. Your rice porridge looks heavenly, Shirley. I'm sure it was a huge hit with your guests! Thank you so much for sharing....Wishing You and Yours a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New year, Shirley...

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    1. Louise, thanks dear! Mango Puree was on the menu initially but I couldn't find any mangoes that day. Lol! Glad my guests enjoyed..

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    2. Lucky for me too, Mangos don't like me, lol...

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  13. Oh yes, that's what i usually do Shirley! I like to add a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream to my tong sui, especially red bean soup. Happy CNY and Gong Xi Fa Chai to you and your family :)

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    1. Ken, looks like we've more in common! Gong Xi Fa Chai to you too! ^_^

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  14. Hi Shirley,

    Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family. wow i really missed lots of your post..will surely check one by one. This simple dessert has been made to look like a fine dining dessert through a nice deco with plum blossom flowers. :D and yes it's also my fav eating it with ice cream..hehe

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    1. Hong, thanks for spending your time here! You must be terribly busy. Weather is so hot; feel like having some now.....

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  15. THis post remind me alot with my grandma, she love making this with addition of red rice,
    topped with diced jack fruit, crushed ice and coconut oil....
    thx for remind me about my childhood!

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    1. Dedy, that sounds wonderfully delicious! Glad you've enjoyed.........

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  16. Hi Shirley, black glutinous dessert, my all time favourite. The one with ice cream look like to die for. LOL
    Your 6 course meal look very 5 stars. Beautiful table setting. 2 thumbs up for you.

    Best regards.

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    1. Amelia, hahaha! Ice-cream makes me weak!! Thanks for your lovely note & have a wonderful week!

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