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Slow Cooker Black Glutinous Rice Porridge / Bubur Pulut Hitam


I had an idle moment today so I looked through my pictures and found this. I have made this dessert awhile back. First time for a long time. My husband and I adore bubur pulut hitam (the Malay term which translates to bubur = porridge, pulut hitam = balck glutinous rice) . I did not need to make any previously as it is on the dessert offerings of a Peranakan Chinese restaurant that we used to frequent back in Singapore. If you want to find out more about Nyonya-Baba culture, which is a fusion of Chinese and Malay culture and it isĀ  local to Singapore and Malaysia, please click here.

This one here was one of my best efforts so far so I’m writing it down here now before I forget. This method is using a slow cooker. I realised it is much easier to use a slow cooker also known as a a crock pot to cook bubur pulut hitam due to the time needed.

I have used some frozen coconut cream ice chips here instead of just stirring it in. That aside, we love to eat it with coconut ice cream too. Over the warm bubur šŸ˜‰ Just like what we do with warm brownie and vanilla ice cream hee…



1 cup/200g black glutinous rice, rinsed and soaked overnight
Screwpine/pandan leaves, 4 pcs, knotted (this can be bought at the asian specialty store)4-6 cups of water (more or less water depending on preferred consistency)
About 130g palm sugar (they come in forms of small cakes, I used 3 cakes)
Pinch of salt
Coconut cream

1. Place soaked black glutinous rice, 4 cups of water and screwpine leaves in the slow cooker. Turn on high and let it cook for about 4 hours. The rice should be broken down and soft.
2. Add in the sugar, salt and water if required to adjust the consistency of the porridge. It should be a thick porridge yet smooth with bits of rice.Ā  Give it a stir and let it continue cooking for 15 minutes before switching off. Remove screwpine leaves.
3. Serve warm drizzled with coconut cream, plain with a bowl of coconut cream on the side, frozen coconut cream ice chips or coconut/vanilla ice cream.




Khao Niaow Ma Muang (Thai Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango)


I miss Thai food terribly. While I have not lived in Thailand, I have visited quite a number of times. Plus there are some places that serve great Thai food back in Singapore. The addiction fixes used to come quick and easy. It is much harder now.

The idea of attempting coconut sticky rice with mango (a great favorite of mine since I was a child) came when I was looking at a couple of mangos that I acquired. Sure, it wasn’t not the same sort of mangos. But it was worth a shot. Here was what I ended up with.


I was extremely pleased with the end result. Needless to say, dessert was a hit and pure enjoyment. For the original recipe that I followed, please click on Leela’s page “She Simmers”. She even has a post explaining what sticky rice is as well as how to peel mangos! šŸ™‚

Note: I only have a regular WMF vegetable steamer on hand. What I did was to place the rice, which I soaked for 1 hour, in the middle of a piece of baking paper and place that on the steamer to steam. It turned out quite well!

Happy mango days to everyone šŸ™‚