Black Bean and Black Rice Pudding with Coconut

Ingredients

For the beans

  • 1 Cup Black beans
  • 4 Cups Water, cold
  • 1 Lemongrass, bruised
  • 2 Kaffir lime leaves

For the Rice

  • 1 Cup Black rice
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • 3½ Cups Water, cold
  • 1½ Cups Coconut Milk
  • 2 Tbsp. Lime Juice
  • 2 Mangoes, peeled and sliced
  • ½ Cup Coconut flakes, toasted

Number of Servings : 12

Directions

  1. For the black beans: Soak the beans overnight, drain, and add to a pot; cover with fresh cold water. Add the lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer and cook until al dente, about 40 minutes. Drain off excess water and set aside.
  2. For the black rice: Add the black rice to a bowl and rinse with cold water by stirring to release any broken pieces; repeat until the water is clear and clean. Pick out any odd grains.
  3. In a medium saucepan, stir rice, salt, sugar, and water and bring to a boil. Stir well and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer gently for about 60 to 70 minutes, or until all of the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Stir in the coconut milk and add the reserved, cooked black beans. Warm again and serve immediately as a hot dish. Garnish with the mango and coconut flakes.