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Sweet Black Rice
2 Cups of Black Rice
4 Cups of water + add more later if needed
4 tablespoons of Icing Sugar or Sugar
Shaved Coconut to top or blend into rice
You can add coconut milk when cooking rice also.
Black Rice is the most stringent of rice types and requires often 4 times the cooking time and more
water than normal white rice but it’s well worth the effort for a flavorsome and wholesome rice that
works perfectly as a quick desert.
To sweeten your rice it’s best to use icing sugar or sugar not honey or malt. Honey or malt will cause
the ingredients to become too sticky and not form in the Rice Cube perfectly.
Using a Rice Cooker.
Be sure to add double the amount of water to cook Black Rice and you’ll will most likely need to
add more after this first cooking run is finished. Check rice is cooked if not cover the rice with water
and repeat the cooking again. Your rice is ready to sweeten.
Using a Pan.
As per the Rice Cooker, cover the volume of Rice with 2 times the amount of water, bring to the
boil, don’t stir or wash the rice first. Keep adding water until your rice is cooked then allow as much
moisture to cook off by stirring a spoon through the rice. It will be a lovely black soft texture. Your
rice is ready to sweeten.
Sift icing sugar or sugar as you stir the rice. Sweeten to your preferred taste and mix through. The
icing sugar or sugar will make the rice slightly watery so it’s best to add the sugar when the rice is
just cooked and stir off excess steam until the rice is sticky. You can also add sugar inside the Rice
Cooker also. Allowing to cool in the refrigerator will also work as cold rice. Your Black Rice can be
served hot or cold.
Cube your Black Rice and coat with coconut then place into a sweetened coconut milk or
custard as a quick desert idea or eat on its own.
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