Superfood Black Rice Pudding September 16 2014 by Simone Denny

Superfood Black Rice Pudding 
Gluten Free, Low GI, High in Antioxidants
This dish can be served as a dessert, it goes particularly well with Thai food or Indonesian food, as the coconut and banana flavours tie in nicely. I have also served it for brunch.  

Serves 4 - 5


  • 2 Cups of Forbidden Black Rice
  • 1 ½ Cups of Water
  • 1/2 Cup of Coconut Sugar
  • 3 Medium bananas or 2 large Mangos if they are in Season
  • 1 – 2 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds (optional)
  • 1 – 2 Tablespoons of Black Sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 Can of Coconut Milk (270mls)
  • 1 Cup of Ceres Coconut Flakes


Add rice and water to a saucepan and bring to the boil over high heat. Cover and reduce to a simmer for 20 – 30 minutes.

Peel bananas and slice lengthways and then in small chunks (about 1/2cms pieces). Add chopped bananas, coconut sugar, chia seeds, sesame seeds and 3 tablespoons of coconut milk (ensure can is shaken well before using) to the pot of rice and gently warm for a few minutes. Ensure bananas (or chopped mangos if you are using) don’t mash in the process.

Spoon rice mixture into individual serving dishes (I use glasses) and then add 1 – 2 tablespoons of coconut milk (depending on your preference) and then sprinkle with about a tablespoon of Ceres shredded coconut pieces and a sprinkling of coconut sugar on top.