Rice pudding and smoothies in the coconut bowls apparently are my newest culinary obsession. Mid-afternoons these days I am starting to want a sweet something. I still have some black rice and the lightbulbs goes off in my head. Black rice pudding. I want to make it similar to the black rice pudding from the Earth Smoothie Bowl earlier this week.
The kitchen smells comforting. The aromatics from rice make my home feel all the more cozy. I place the rice pudding into a square mold and add some goji berries and non-toasted coconut. I take many (not so great) pictures and I bring the recipe to you. I savor every bite. Nearing the last bite, debating whether to make another or do the dishes become the questions.
Chinese Forbidden Black Rice Pudding Square
I cup of Lotus Food black rice
some water for the soaking of the rice
1 cup of unsweetened soy milk
2 cups of water for the rice
1 tablespoon of Kosher salt
1/4 cup of coconut palm sugar
Vanilla seeds forma pod
1 Tablespoon of vanilla
1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
Dash of black pepper
Dash of pink salt
Goji berries and coconut flakes for the garnish
Soak your rice in water for twenty minutes. Strain, rinse and repeat. Do this at least twice. A little less than twenty but long enough to make a difference. Then add the rice to your rice cooker (or pot) with the soy milk and water. I used a rice cooker and set it to the brown rice setting. Same steps for the pot but the cooking rice will need to be monitored and stirred. Rice cooker is easy and this is a snack. Once the rice is fully cooked add the turmeric, black pepper, salt and sugar. If your rice is a bit thicker than you prefer add a dash of soy milk and stir. I wanted mine a bit thick as I planned to put my rice pudding into a mold. Take a square mold (cookie cutter will do great too) and fill with your rice mixture. Let it cool and refrigerate to set up. Add goji berries and coconut flakes. This recipe makes a small batch. Again, it is for me, the party of one in need of a snack. Proceed with quantity you need.
Until Next Time…